Sunday 22 January 2017

Value to be had in Esprit

Published 12/01/2012 | 05:00

WHILE a Long Run partnered by Barry Geraghty or AP McCoy rather than Sam Waley-Cohen might be better equipped to force Kauto Star out of his comfort zone, there is far more to the two-time holder's renewed dominance than the gentleman amateur rider's limitations in the saddle.

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Long Run had to go to the pit of his reserves to collect last March, and whether he has the stomach to do so again is a moot point. Kauto Star certainly doesn't deserve to be 4/1 to his 5/2, and strikes as an each-way bet to nothing at that.

On reflection, the notion that Quel Esprit, still unbeaten in completed starts over the bigger obstacles, might well be a genuine Gold Cup prospect is not as fanciful as it first sounded.

Were he to sluice up in the Hennessy, the 33/1 currently available about him would look huge.

Irish Independent

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