Friday 26th December 2015

The 2016 King George VI Chase - Thistlecrack Wins!

King George Chase

The King George is always one of the biggest races of the season and it was Cue Card who claimed a famous victory last season. He is being aimed at a repeat this season with the Colin Tizzard trained chaser sure to be popular with punters once again.

Other potential runners in the King George this season include Grade 1 winner Tea For Two for Nick Williams and Thistlecrack, who won the World Hurdle last season and is going to be running in the race as a novice.

The King George VI Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race for four-year-old and above horses. It is run over a distance of 3 miles at Kempton Park Racecourse each year on Boxing Day and is one of the most important races on the calendar.

King George Chase Odds 2016

The King George is a race that really challenges the very best and is probably second to the Cheltenham Gold Cup in terms of prestige, with the race earning the title as the mid season championship.

Dual King George winner, Silviniaco Conti, looks set to be amongst the King George Chase runners once again this year and he is towards the top of the King George betting as he goes for a third triumph at Kempton. Also likely to run is Cue Card who of course full of class and expected to be a major player this season.

Paul Nicholls, who trained Kauto Star has had two other winners of the race, he is firmly established as one of the King George Top Trainers and his stable jockey, Ruby Walsh is also a man to follow in the big race this year.

King George Betting

King George Chase BettingThis year’s race has Cue Card heading the King George odds once again and looking for a first win in the race. He won he Betfair Chase last time in great style and appears to be bang in form ahead of Kempton. Our King George Chase form guide should be studied before making any firm conclusions of which horse shall win. The King George Chase Tips will of be use to punters as always as we look to point you in the right direction for the Boxing Day race.

Whatever the outcome, the race will undoubtedly be the highlight of the Boxing Day racing cards and all eyes will be glued to Kempton Park to see the outcome.

King George VI Chase Runners

There is always a decent sized field for Kempton each Boxing Day and we are expecting 2014 to be no different, Long Run will head the field as he goes for a third win in four years. Other potential King George VI Chase Runners include Al Ferof and the grey Dynaste. Cue Card is another one who could take his chance for Colin Tizzard after a good start to the season and he will be an interesting prospect if he takes his chance.

King George Kempton Tips

The King George is the second biggest race of the season behind the Gold Cup and as such is a massive betting heat for punters at Christmas. There are a number of King George Chase Tips for punters to follow before having a bet on the race as well as race trends which can often lead to narrowing down any potential winner at Kempton. Certain horses will be at their best for Kempton while others will be using the race as a stepping stone towards the Gold Cup later in the season and this is always something punters should be looking at closely.