Friday 26th December 2015

The 2017 King George VI Chase

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.

A potentially classic renewal of the King George this season with Thistlecrack aiming to defend the crown he won as a novice in 2016. It won't be easy though as he takes on RSA Chase winner Might Bite, and Betfair Chase hero Bristol De Mai.

We already know that the hugely talented Might BiteÂwill be one of the King George Chase Runners and he looks set to start as the hot favourite in theÂKing George Chase Odds

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.

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.

2017 King George Betting

This 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 2017

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.