The War of The Wolds – Kauto Star v's Denman 2010
This entry was posted on Sunday, February 28th, 2010
The annual Cheltenham Festival horse racing kicks off on the 16th March and runs to the 19th March, but there is one race on the last day of the event that is all of a twitter, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Kauto Star vs Denman, 1-1 so far and it’s been dubbed the War of the Wolds!
The festival has been so keenly awaited, especially after Kauto Star’s impressive win over Denman in 2009’s Gold Cup.
The bookies have Kauto Star edging it over Denman, 1-1 so far against each other, both superb chasers what ever the outcome it’s no doubt going to be close.
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Since Kauto Star won his first Gold Cup in 2007 the racing world knew it had found something special and it has been proved right as this wonderful beast has gone on to add three King George’s, a couple of Tingle Creek’s and a second Cheltenham prize to his ever growing CV.
Then in 2008, just when Kauto backers were already dreaming of spending their Gold Cup winnings, Paul Nicholls unleashed another superstar in the shape of Denman who went on to jump his stable mate in to the ground in one of the most stunning displays that Cheltenham has seen.
After an injury plagued start to the season all but robbed Denman of his chance in the great race last year, Kauto went on to claim his second Gold Cup and racing fans all over the world thought it could be the end for Denman who many feared would not be the same horse after his injury and certainly now not able to compete with Nicholls’ two – time Gold Cup champion.
Any doubts the masses had were soon forgotten as Denman shouldered top weight in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury to put in a trademark stunning display of jumping and put himself right back in to the frame for the big race at Cheltenham and have Kauto Star backers quaking in their boots about if their hero could stave off a challenge from a Denman on top form.