RACING POST SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20th 2011
RACING POST WEEK MONDAY 14th TO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20th 2011
TODAY'S CARDS Punchestown, Exeter and Towcester
STAR STRUCK "Ecstatic scenes at Haydock as legend KAUTO STAR bounces back to his sensational best.
TOM O'RYAN reports on a Betfair Chase that will long be remembered.
"Haydock erupted just after 3.12pm yesterday. In scenes of jubilation and undiluted celebration among racegoers seldom witnessed outside of Cheltenham and Aintree, one of the greatest heavyweight chasers of this or any other generation was treated to the sort of emotional reception which stirs the heart, quickens the pulse and provides a sharp reminder of why battle-hardened stars of the jumping game command so much affection and admiration.
"KAUTO STAR may be in the autumn of his career, but he shone like a primetime performer when winning his fourth Betfair Chase, comprehensively turning the tables on LONG RUN, who had beaten him into third in last season's Cheltenham Gold Cup. Cheered in the parade ring, cheered going down and cheered coming back, the ultra-popular 11-year- old jumped like a stag for RUBY WALSH .... it was stirring stuff."
RICHARD HANNON "Every time you have a good year you don't want to stop-especially if the two-year -olds are nice."
"The champion trainer, enjoying another golden autumn in his 41-year career, talks to JULIAN MUSCAT.
RPSUNDAY "THE BEST READ IN RACING STARTS PAGE 17."
WILLIE MULLINS "The champion Irish trainer gives his exclusive views on his runners for today's big meeting at Punchestown, including former festival hero THOUSAND STARS in the 2.10 featured Morgiana Hurdle."