Having double-done my duty in springing Ben the Hat from his in-laws on Boxing Day, I’ve only just got round to seeing this race (our planned trip to Market Rasen was called off due to frozen ground, I therefore emergency-found the next nearest sporting event: Cambridge United vs Stevenage Boro, which we enjoyed plenty – two penalties and a sending off in a blood and thunder local derby – and in any event I listened to the commentary of both the King George VI and Man City vs Stoke City on the new gizmo). Take a look at this piece* by Greg Wood from a Guardian blog on Kauto Star’s rating c/f the Great Arkle Himself. It’s very hard to believe any animal would have had Kauto twenty lengths in arrears at the finish of this exhibition of greatness. It’s also rather rare to see the second-placed horse given as ‘distant’ in a Grade 1 chase.
* Lifted from makemeadiva’s site here.