ENJOY the Crack within the King George.
THISTLECRACK zoomed clear off the house flip for a superb win on this race final 12 months.
I fancy him so as to add his title to the lengthy record of a number of winners alongside the likes of Desert Orchid, Kauto Star and Silviniaco Conti.
His return from damage over hurdles at Newbury was disappointing however he moved nicely earlier than getting drained. I’m assured that may have finished him the world of fine.
Bristol De Mai four/5
MAI would possibly pay. Appears to have been round for yonks however he’s solely six.
Superior within the mud when profitable the Betfair Chase and won’t want these situations.
Clearly high class on his day and that might simply be Boxing Day.
Double Shuffle three/5
SHUFFLE may ruffle feathers. Exhausting to count on him to elevate the pot however his course kind provides him an each-way shout at an enormous value.
Received handicap at this assembly 12 months in the past and has been working nicely over insufficient journeys this time period.
Fox Norton three/5
FOX just isn’t unbelievable. Landed Grade 1s at Aintree and Punchestown final spring having been touched off within the Champion Chase.
Stays 2m4f and the flat observe provides him an opportunity of lasting three miles. Has an opportunity if he does however in all probability wants to enhance for it.
Would possibly Chew four/5
MEGA Chew. Would have bolted up within the Kauto Star on today final 12 months if he had jumped the final. Received Cheltenham’s RSA Chase regardless of just about stopping midway up the run-in.
A clean Sandown success was simply the comeback he wanted. Masses going for him.
Templegate’s TV suggestions
1.20 Kempton – REIGNING SUPREME: ‘Received twice from three begins over hurdles final season and he seems nicely weighted’ (add to your betslip)
1.55 Kempton – ELEGANT ESCAPE: ‘I’ve a sense he is progressing quicker than his rivals and he put in a advantageous spherical of leaping final time’ (add to your betslip)
2.10 Wetherby – BAYWING: ‘Loves testing floor and his chase win final February over at the moment’s course and distance is nice kind’ (add to your betslip)
2.30 Kempton – BUVEUR D’AIR: ‘Ought to have little hassle rattling off his eighth straight win’ (add to your betslip)
three.05 Kempton – THISTLECRACK: ‘If he’s again to the type of 12 months in the past he would be the one to beat’ (add to your betslip)
Tea For Two 2/5
TEA go away. Fourth behind Thistlecrack on this race 12 months in the past went on to interrupt his left-hand hoodoo in Aintree’s Betway Bowl.
Surprising kind this season and even an each-way probability hinges on returning to a right-handed observe.
CRACK on. Had the race within the bag turning for dwelling when massively spectacular winner of this race final 12 months. Off with a tendon damage after working Many Clouds shut at Cheltenham.
Hurdles comeback may have been higher however he appeared positive to enhance a stack for it.
His value will look crackers if again to anyplace close to his sensible finest.
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Traffic Fluide 1/5
TRAFFIC jam. Continually exposed in Grade 1 races and hasn’t won for nearly three years.
Miles behind Bristol De Mai at Haydock and impossible to see him making much of an impact.
IN with a shout. Played second fiddle to Might Bite in top novice races last season so it was cruel he was nailed close home in the Ladbrokes Trophy.
No problem with course or conditions so he should go well but he has a bit to do to close the gap on his stablemate.