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Kauto team wait on retirement call

17 Mar 2012 17:56

Connections of Kauto Star will take their time before making a final decision whether to retire the dual Cheltenham Gold Cup winner after he was pulled up in the big race on Friday.

The 12-year-old has certainly finished for the season, but he appeared in good form when paraded at Paul Nicholls' Ditcheat stable, along with Rock On Ruby and Big Buck's, on Saturday afternoon.

"The three horses paraded at Ditcheat and it all went very well," said Kauto Star's owner, Clive Smith.

"Kauto looked very fresh and he just looked as though he hadn't done anything.

"We're just going to put him out to grass - as we would have done whatever decision had been made. We're not going to rush into anything.

"He's going to be kept fit and we'll see what happens.

"We're just going to see how he is - he'll let us know."