Bolsonaro (left), a former army captain on the campaign trail
"He was only 18 when he won a Grade 1 race on Jair
du Cochet and not many 18-year-olds do that.
calls himself a "multidimensional artist/composer/producer/director/and systems architect" and refers to his latest event as an "experience" rather than a performance.
Du Cochet, second favourite for next week's Gold Cup, had fractured his off-hind cannon-bone
"I'm still frightened of Jair
du Cochet - I think he is a very good horse on his day," said Knight, as Best Mate made his final appearance in public before the big race.
The handler said that Jair
Du Cochet is slowly being wound up for his March 18 showdown with Best Mate after scoring in the Pillar Property Chase last month.
du Cochet is 8-1 second best behind odds-on Best Mate in the Gold Cup betting, while Rince Ri is 14-1 to give the Papillon team of Ted Walsh and his son Ruby a second magical Aintree triumph on April 3.
While his rivals toiled, Jair
Du Cochet romped home by a dozen lengths from Irish challenger Rince Ri - who was the only other contender to complete the course.
Ricou always had Jair
Du Cochet (11-4) vying for the lead but his task was made easier when Sir Rembrandt pulled up after a circuit.
In truth, Jair
Du Cochet's success herewas possibly aided by the fall of favourite Therealbandit, who was travelling strongly under Tony McCoy before making a mistake at the fourth-last fence and stumbling to the ground.
Graham Wylie has made a spectacular start as an owner but his audacious attempt to purchase Jair
du Cochet got no further than booking a jet for France before word filtered through that the horse was not for sale - at any price.
Du Cochet sent shockwaves through the racing world when he brushed aside Best Mate at Huntingdon last month, winning the Peterborough Chase over an extended two and a half miles by eight lengths.