Friday 26th December 2015

The 2011 King George VI Chase - Long Run Beats Kauto Star

King George Chase

The King George VI Chase was finally run on Saturday with Long Run beating long time favourite for the race Kauto Star wh finished 3rd.

King George VI Chase Result 2010

William Hill King George VI Chase (Grade 1)
1.Long Run - Mr S Waley-Cohen - N Henderson - 9/2
2.Riverside Theatre - B Geraghty - N Henderson - 10/1
3.Kauto Star - A P McCoy - P Nicholls - 4/7f
9 ran

The race was run on January 15th at Kempton after the meeting fell victim to the weather once again on Monday.

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 but following the poor weather the race was rearranged for this Saturday.

The 2010 King George is all about Kauto Star once again as he goes for a remarkable 5th consecutive triumph in the race this weekend, no one has been able to live with him in recent years but there maybe just one or two doubts about him as he gets older. AP McCoy will take the ride on Kauto on Saturday after Noel Fehily aggravated his wrist injury, he jocked himself off the ride and the Sports Personality of the Year will now be on board for the historic ride.

Perhaps the main threat could come from the talented Forpadydeplasterer who has proven to be a top class chaser over the past couple of years, he is former Arkle winner so has a good record but will still need to improve to beat Kauto. Another one who looks an improving type is Riverside Theatre who will take his chance for Nicky Henderson after a fine start to the season, the extra trip is the worry but he cannot be ruled out as he has a great record at Kempton and could run a huge race.

We already know that the hugely talented Long Run will be one of the King George Chase Runners and he could really give Kauto Star a run for his money as the King George Chase Odds are suggesting. He disappointed slightly last time out in the Paddy Power Gold Cup but clearly has the talent so should be watched closely here.

King George Chase Odds 2011

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.

Four time King George winner, Kauto Star will be amongst the King George Chase runners again this year and will start favourite in the King George betting for a historic 5th consecutive triumph. Also likely to run is Forpadydeplasterer who of course is a former Arkle winner so is full of class. Both these great horse will undoubtedly be added to the King George Legends list in due course so it should be a classic tussle. Another potential runner is Nacarat is another to watch after some good runs this season and the grey tends to run well at Kempton.

Check Out The King George Betting Without Kauto Star

Paul Nicholls, who trains 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 one of the King George Top Jockey’s.

2011 King George Betting

King George Chase BettingThis year’s race has Kauto Star heading the King George odds once again and looking for a fifth consecutive win, he won last year and he also won the 2008, 2007 and 2006 King George Chase. However, having only narrowly beaten Imperial Commander last time out in the Betfair Chase all eyes will be on him with half an eye on the Gold Cup in March. 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. We have also included, via this site, an outstanding King George VI Free Bets offer from all of the major online bookies for you to take your pick from.

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 2011

There is always a decent sized field for Kempton each Boxing Day and we are expecting 2010 to be no different, Kauto Star will head the field as he goes for a record breaking 5th consecutive success this year. Other potential King George VI Chase Runners include Planet Of Sound and the grey Nacarat who seems to act well around Kempton. Riverside Theatre is another one who could take his chance for Nicky Henderson after a good start to the season and he will be an interesting prospect if he takes his chance.