When will the former Gold Cup winner next race? All the latest news as Coneygree declared for the King George

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CONEYGREE ran a courageous race to finish third after a long lay-off on his latest outing at Cheltenham.

The 2015 Gold Cup winner jumped well and stayed on bravely to hit the frame under a big weight on his first run since being pulled up in the 2017 Ladbrokes Trophy.

 Coneygree was simply brilliant when winning the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup

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Coneygree was simply brilliant when winning the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup

Who is Coneygree?

Coneygree is an eleven-year-old racehorse who hit the headlines when storming to victory in the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

In doing so, Coneygree became the first novice chaser to win the Gold Cup in more than 40 years.

Who trains Coneygree?

Mark Bradstock and his wife Sara train Coneygree. Their stables are based in Wantage.

Sara has been heavily involved in the training of Coneygree and helping him get back to full fitness after his numerous setbacks.

 Sara Bradstock walks Coneygree through the local village

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Sara Bradstock walks Coneygree through the local village

When will Coneygree next race?

The chaser has been declared for the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

He is one of ten horses set to line up in the Grade 1 contest.

How can I watch the race?

The race will be shown live on ITV and Racing TV.

The King George is due off at 3.05pm on Boxing Day.

Where did Coneygree finish on his last start?

Coneygree was third in the BetVictor.com Handicap Chase at Cheltenham on his return to action.

It was a much more encouraging effort, with the 11-year-old pulled up both starts last term.

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