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cacoëthes

(kăk′ō-ē′thēz)
n.
An irresistible compulsion; a mania.

cacoethes

A nonspecific term for a bad habit; it is not used in the working medical parlance.
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Cacoethes led into the straight, yet Willie Carson had still to make his move.
That Sandown run had obviously taken a lot out of him, and Cacoethes was not so readily shaken off this time, duelling with the favourite throughout the last quarter-mile and conceding by no more than a neck.
However, a lot was asked of him at Sandown and it showed at Ascot, where the son of Blushing Groom struggled to hold Cacoethes.
In 1989, he made all in the Group 1 Juddmonte International at York, scoring at 16-1 under Tony Clark, who held off Starkey on the yard's first string Cacoethes.
Among the departed British owners, Sir Ernest Harrison had Cacoethes, placed behind Nashwan in the Derby and King George in 1989.
He was a 19-1 shot on Arc day, behind the likes of King George runner-up Cacoethes and star French-trained colt In The Wings, but Kinane rode him with tremendous confidence.
Nashwan (left) beat Cacoethes in the King George but failed to make the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe after defeat in the Prix Niel
We knew Cacoethes and Prince Of Dance would be fighting for second place, and there was obviously a chance they might cut each other's throats, so we'd sit behind and after they'd had their go, we'd have ours.