King George Chase - 2007 Result
Ridden once again by Ruby Walsh, Kauto Star won the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse for the second year in succession after an outstanding chasing display. The 4-6 odds on favourite came home 11 lengths clear of 12-1 chance Our Vic with 9-2 second favourite Exotic Dancer third in the seven runner race and in the process earned his place in the annals of King George Chase legends.
The race is the Christmas racing highlight of the National Hunt season and a very large holiday crowd turned out to see Kauto Star at his very best and producing one of the most outstanding performances since the King George Chase History making days of King George Chase legend, Desert Orchid.
Kauto Star was always travelling easily and took up the running from Exotic Dancer turning into the straight with three fences to run and held on with considerable ease to win. Our Vic was second and Exotic Dancer, runner up in the 2006 King George Chase had to be content with third place this year.
As brilliant as Kauto Star is, he is often prone to the odd mistake or two, but unlike last year, he was error free and won in great style.
For trainer, Paul Nicholls it was his fourth success in the race and he will surely be among the King George Chase top trainers for many years to come.
Kauto Star will bid to win the race for the third successive year in this years race, if he manages to win he will become only the second horse to do so since Desert Orchid achieved the feat in 1988-90. Desert Orchid also won the race in 1986. Wayward Lad is the only other horse to have won the race three times, but he won his three in a four year period. See King George Chase History for more on past winners or look at the King George Chase roll of honour.
Kauto is currently favourite in the King George Chase Betting to win this year, please check out our King George Chase form guide for more and do not forget to take out a King George Chase Free Bet to use in the race.
- 1st - Kauto Star – 4/6
- 2nd – Our Vic – 12/1
- 3rd – Exotic Dancer – 9/2