King George Chase - Form Guide
The King George Chase Form Guide takes a look at some of the principles in the race and will be added to as and when the leading contenders from the King George Chase runners take to the track. We will be keeping a close eye on the main contenders if they have a run before Kempton and that includes the likes of Might Bite and Thistlecrack among others.
We are sure to see a number of the runners have a prep for the King George and we will be following each of them in the build to Kempton for one of the highlights of the jumps season. The Betfair Chase at Haydock is often a good trial for the Boxing Day feature and we will be running our beady eye over that one.
King George Contenders 2018
The defending champion disappointed on seasonal debut when fading badly in the Betfair Chase which has raised question marks about his ability to win the Kempton race for a second time. It was the horses first bad run for sometime which has to be taken into account and we saw last year that the course and distance of the King George does suit Might Bite down to the ground. The right favourite but last run is a worry.
A fascinating contender for Ruth Jefferson who will be aiming to win the King George first time out. Beat Cue Card handily at Ascot back in Feburary when last seen and looks the ideal type for this sort of race but does need to prove himself at this level. Instinct suggests that the 7-year-old will run a massive race but he has never been in this deep so will need a career best to feature.
Cheltenham Gold Cup hero who has taken the sport by storm over the last couple of years with a Hennessy gold Cup and Welsh National success on his CV. A sharp three miles is not his optimum but he ran a solid race behind Bristol De Mai in the Betfair Chase last time out and is sure to be right in the mix with another front running display likely. Soft ground would be a major help.
Bristol De Mai
Flopped badly in this race last year but couldn't be in any better form having beaten Might Bite and Native River in the Betfair Chase and has to have a great chance if he turns up in anything like that form. Betfair win last month proved he can cope with decent ground but can he do it away from Haydock? Punters will have to take that on faith if they decide to take the plunge on the grey.
Past Form Guides