KAUTO STAR has now been reduced to a ceremonial role in the William Hill King George VI Chase, but his first appearance at Kempton in retirement coincided with the most gripping finish since the era before the five-timer winner as his old foe Long Run
claimed a dramatic second victory.
reappeared to hold off Burton Port in the Denman Chase at Newbury before losing his Gold Cup crown to the ill-fated Synchronised, with the rallying The Giant Bolster three parts of a length in front of him.
However, a slight drift on the exchanges on Monday evening prompted Ladbrokes to suspend their betting and when they reopened the market on Tuesday Long Run
had been pushed out to 6-4.
"It's always really exciting riding Long Run
and it's going to be a good, competitive race," said Waley-Cohen.
"Kauto is not getting any younger and Long Run
won comprehensively in the Gold Cup last year," Walsh said, but he added.
's victory justified owner Robert Waley-Cohen's faith in not just his horse but also his amateur-rider son, Sam, who did not flinch once under pressure to ride the perfect race.
That sealed it for Long Run
and while Riverside Theatre finished to good effect for Barry Geraghty, he was still 12 lengths adrift at the line.
The rechargeable Ni-cad will cost more initially, but will save a great deal of money in the long run
; however, rechargeables do not fit into every operational situation.
Fischer (1996) suggests that the reason the central banks of the world's industrialized economies have avidly pursued long-run price stability is because in the long run
, inflation has distortionary effects that adversely impact a real variable, or a group of real variables, that people care about.
In the long run
, these geographic adjustments, combined with the bonuses for medically underserved areas, will have the desired effect of moving some proceduralists to rural areas.
RUBY WALSH will team up for the first time with 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Long Run
in tomorrow's Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris after the French authorities stuck to rules that forbid rider Sam Waley-Cohen from maintaining his association with the star stayer.
got up in the final strides to collar Captain Chris and regain his crown in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton.
Kauto Star and Desert Orchid have dominated in the past, and I'm looking for Long Run
to pay for my Christmas this year.
JOCKEY Sam Waley-Cohen insists Long Run
could be peaking at the right time ahead of his defence of the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup next Friday.
NICKY Henderson's view of the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup does not differ vastly from the bookmakers, with the trainer predicting an ultra-close fifth clash between Long Run
and Kauto Star.