Source Pravda.Ru

Favorite Kauto Star wins King George VI Chase

Kauto Star won the King George VI Chase on Tuesday, beating Exotic Dancer by eight lengths into second place.

Kauto Star, the 4-7 favorite trained by Paul Nicholls and ridden by Ruby Walsh, broke away from the pack after the penultimate jump at Kempton Park course. The 6-year-old gelding almost fell at the last jump, but recovered to win the 200,000 pounds (Ђ297,900; US$391,000) prize money, reports AP.

"He's a machine I've never ridden a horse like him," Walsh said. "It's a privilege to ride him and he'll be even better going left-handed."

Racing Demon came third, half a length behind Exotic Dancer.