King George VI Chase Betting Tips, Preview and Predictions

First taking place in 1937, it’s become a staple in the horse racing calendar, and this year’s three-miler is all set to be a cracker.

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King George VI Chase Betting Tips

While we’re all tucking into our turkey on Christmas Day, final preparations will be taking place in stables up and down the country ahead of the Boxing Day tradition in horse racing, the King George VI Chase.

First taking place in 1937, it’s become a staple in the horse racing calendar, and this year’s three-miler is all set to be a cracker.

A few names have already pulled out, preferring to be fully focussed on the spring’s big meets. Sizing John and Cue Card have pulled out, the latter to put all its effort into Ascot, Aintree and Cheltenham in 2018.

However, there are some big names who will feature, with these the leading contenders for the Kempton Park tradition.

Might Bite

King George VI Chase Odds: 5/4

A red hot favourite for the King George, Nicky Henderson’s Might Bite has put in some excellent work in training and they’re expecting a big year from the RSA Chase winner.

Bristol De Mai

King George VI Chase Odds: 7/2

Bristol De Mai won the Betfair Chase back in November and trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies is expecting to go head-to-head with Nicky Henderson here.

 

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Henderson has rubbished the horse’s chances, accidentally while Twiston-Davies was in the same room, so they’ll be a big rivalry for this one.

Fox Norton

King George VI Chase Odds: 6/1

A late addition to the line-up is Fox Norton who’s coming into the King George off the back of a second placed finish in the Tingle Creek Chase earlier in the month.

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He’s got an extra mile to contend with here and it’ll be interesting to see how the horse does. We’re expecting a wilting finish, so we’d stick with the first two favourites on this one.

Whisper

King George VI Chase Odds: 10/1

Whisper’s 10/1 odds could be tempting though and well worth a horse racing free bet from the large number of bookies doing offers on the race.

Whisper has been given the go ahead to compete against Henderson’s other contender Might Bite and he’s relishing the challenge between the two.

He’s ran Might Bite Close a few times and he’d certainly be worth an each way bet ahead of Boxing Day.

Thistlecrack

King George VI Chase Odds: 6/1

Thistlecrack was well beaten at Newbury earlier in the month and trainer Colin Tizzard admitted he wasn’t as fit as he ought to be.

Whether that’ll change come Boxing Day will be interesting to see, but we would certainly have this down as a risky bet.

6/1 looks very short for the horse that’s raced just once in 10 months due to injury and we think this is a race too soon for the nine-year-old.

Bristol De Mai 7/2 at Coral

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