When is the King George VI Chase, where is it run, who is running in the race and how can I watch it on tv?



THIS yr’s King George is ready to be a thriller with a cultured discipline of ten all nonetheless in competition to run at Kempton.

The Grade 1 contest, which is run on Boxing Day, can be the second leg of the Jumps Triple Crown.

Bristol De Mai is the one horse in a position to full the Triple Crown after he received the Betfair Chase – the primary leg.

Nonetheless, Noel Meade has dominated Disko out of the race leaving a possible discipline of 9.


Thistlecrack was spectacular within the King George final yr

What’s the King George VI Chase?

The King George is a Grade 1 steeplechase run over a distance of three miles. It’s for horses aged 4 years and older.

The place is the King George VI Chase run?

The race is run at Kempton. Nonetheless, there are issues over future renewals of the race with the announcement that the racecourse could possibly be bought.

When is the King George VI Chase run?

The King George will probably be run at three.05pm on Boxing Day (December 26).

The place can I watch the King George VI Chase?

The race will probably be broadcast reside on each ITV1 and Racing UK.

Racing UK is a subscription channel and is on Sky channel 432, Virgin channel 536, and UPC in Eire on channel 411.

ITV1 will be discovered on Sky channel 103 and Virgin channel 103.

The ten possible contenders with the latest odds:

Might Bite – 5/4

Nicky Henderson’s chaser is the hot favourite to land the King George. A hugely talented horse, but not without his quirks.

He hit the headlines at the Cheltenham Festival last year when nearly throwing away the RSA.

He has had just one start this season at Sandown where he was mightily impressive in winning a Listed contest.

Bristol De Mai – 7/2

Touted as Might Bite’s biggest challenger, Nigel Twiston-Davies’ chaser destroyed his opposition when running away with the Betfair Chase at Haydock on his last start.

That was the first leg of the Jumps Triple Crown and he is the only horse left to chase the £1million bonus. He needs to win the King George to still be in with a chance.

Conditions were ideal at Haydock and some question whether he can reproduce that form at Kempton. The track should be to his liking though and he commands serious respect.

What is the National Hunt Triple Crown?

Any horse able to win the Betfair Chase at Haydock, the King George VI Chase at Kempton and the Gold Cup at Cheltenham will earn connections a £1million bonus.

Bristol De Mai is the only horse in contention.

Fox Norton – 6/1

Colin Tizzard’s chaser will be taking a big step up in trip at Kempton in this race.

He was last seen finishing a close second to Politologue in the Tingle Creek over two miles but he could find significant improvement stepped up to this trip.

Whether he has the stamina to test the other proven stayers is a question mark though.

Thistlecrack – 6/1

Tizzard also runs last year’s dominant winner Thistlecrack. A hot favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup last season he was ruled out through injury and only made his return to the track earlier this month.

He was disappointing there, finishing a well-beaten fifth over hurdles. Connections blame lack of fitness for that run but whether he can get back to his best after the injury is a concern.

This is a tough race to see him bounce back in. 

 Whisper (right) was beaten a nose by Might Bite at the Festival


Whisper (right) was beaten a nose by Might Bite at the Festival

Whisper – 9/1

The stablemate of Might Bite, he has had to play second fiddle a couple of times already to the favourite.

Edged out at Cheltenham and then comprehensively beaten at Aintree, he looks to have plenty to find with Henderson’s other contender.

However, he deserves his place in the field and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise were he to pull out a big performance and win.


One of the two possible Irish raiders, Disko could be some sight to watch at Kempton. The front-running grey attacks his fences with real enthusiasm and he should be a joy to watch.

A Grade 1 winner over fences as a novice he has huge potential and could be overpriced in the market.

Noel Meade wouldn’t send him over without thinking he has a big chance and he may be tough to reel in.

 Might Bite is the one to beat according to Ruby Walsh


Might Bite is the one to beat according to Ruby Walsh

Tea For Two – 20/1

Beaten an absolute mile on both his starts this season he needs to seriously up his game.

He does have some good form around Kempton but he still needs to reverse form with a few of his rivals.

Beaten 67 lengths by Bristol De Mai last time he needs to come back a new horse.

Outlander – 40/1

Gordon Elliott’s chaser also has engagements in Ireland over Christmas so he may not be certain to run, he was also beaten miles by Bristol De Mai on his last start too.

A contender on his day, he flopped when plenty fancied him as a live outsider in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last season.

 Bristol De Mai was impressive when winning the Betfair Chase


Bristol De Mai was impressive when winning the Betfair Chase

Double Shuffle – 66-1

An admirable seven-year-old he looks to be running in the hope of sneaking a place.

He does save his best form for Kempton but he looks likely to be ridden to pick up the pieces should anything happen to the market leaders. A decent horse, but it would be a huge surprise were he to win.

Traffic Fluide – 66/1

Another who was beaten by Bristol De Mai on his last start, Gary Moore’s chaser looks out of his depth here again.

Moore was convinced this trip could bring out the best in him, and while he could still prove to be a useful three-mile chaser, this is a big ask.

Excited dog joins horse race at Cheltenham and keeps up with the pack


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