Friday 26th December 2015

The 2017 King George VI Chase

The big race on Boxing Day is shaping up to be one of the highlights of the season with any number of horses being mentioned as possible runners. Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John could well be targeted at the race this season, as could RSA Chase hero Might Bite, who is a huge talent for Nicky Henderson.

We already know that the hugely talented Thistlecrack is likely to be one of the King George Chase Runners this season as the defending champion, and as such he is right towards the head of the King George Chase Odds.

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 showpiece attractions of the jumps winter.

King George Chase Odds 2017

For many it is a race that really challenges the very best and is probably second to the Cheltenham Gold Cup in terms of prestige.

Defending champion, Thistlecrack, will be amongst the King George Chase runners again this year if he is fit and will start well backed in the King George betting for Colin Tizzard, who could also run Cue Card.

Paul Nicholls, who trained Kauto Star and Silviniaco Conti to King George glory is also firmly established as one of the King George Top Trainer.

2017 King George Betting

This years race has Thistlecrack heading the King George odds once again and looking for a 2nd consecutive win. Our King George Chase form guide should be studied before making any firm conclusions of which horse shall win.

Also look over our King George Tips page and see what you think of our assessment of the facts, figures and likely winner, you may not agree but thats the beauty of racing.

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 2017 to be no different, Thistlecrack will head the field as he goes for a 2nd consecutive success this year. Other potential King George VI Chase Runners include Sizing John and the grey Might Bite who seems to act well around Kempton. Fox Norton is another one who could take his chance for Colin Tizzard after some excellent performances over the past year.