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Kauto Star to follow Big Buck’s in giving punters reasons to celebrate

| 15.03.2012

Kauto Star could make it a day to remember for punters to remember for more than one reason if managing to land the Cheltenham Gold Cup odds at 7/2.

Punters head into the final day of the Festival in pretty good spirits despite defeats for odds-on duo Hurricane Fly and Sizing Europe earlier in the week.

Day three of Cheltenham went particularly well with the favourites securing victory in all of the final four main races on the card.

Most notable was the success of Big Buck’s in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle, which equalled the National Hunt record of 16 straight victories.

Kauto Star is sure to generate an even bigger cheer if winning the Gold Cup and this moment would certainly be the biggest Festival moment in recent memory, if not ever.

However, he will not have it easy with defending champion Long Run, while the likes of Burton Port, Weird Al and Synchronised will feel they can get involved.

Elsewhere, the Triumph Hurdle looks a tough betting heat with Grumeti, Pearl Swan, Balder Succes and Baby Mix looking closely matched.

Meanwhile, the amateurs get their time in the limelight in the Foxhunters Chase, with Sam Waley-Cohen hoping for a double on Roulez Cool after his ride on Long Run.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.