TUCK right into a tasty Christmas Log within the 32Crimson King George VI Chase.
Paul Nicholls goes for an astonishing tenth win in Kempton’s Boxing Day thriller and I reckon dashing gray POLITOLOGUE has what it takes to get him into double figures.
He proved he has the category for the highest races when profitable the Tingle Creek and the Melling Chase final season. His leaping is excellent and I’m assured he’ll keep the space upped to 3m for the primary time.
A clean comeback defeat of Charbel was a cracking start line for this season and he’s been profitable on each earlier visits to Kempton.
His solely two below-par runs over fences got here at Cheltenham and he’s unbeaten in six chase begins on right-handed tracks.
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In fact the King George appears prefer it may go to various horses within the area however I’ll stick to my previous favorite – NATIVE RIVER.
He is completed me a couple of good turns over the previous couple of years, particularly when profitable the Cheltenham Gold Cup and I reckon he can reward us as soon as once more.
His comeback run won’t have blown us all away, however it did what it was meant to because it blew his cobwebs away.
He must be spot on going into Kempton and is a cracking each-way guess for us within the huge one of many day!
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WAITING PATIENTLY can reside as much as his identify by profitable the King George VI Chase.
Coach Ruth Jefferson has lengthy nominated this race as the primary goal for her steady star who confirmed his main expertise when profitable the Ascot Chase in February.
He defended his unbeaten document over fences that day, leaping effectively and clearly relishing one other pace monitor like at the moment’s.
Connections felt that Cheltenham’s ups and downs wouldn’t swimsuit him and even 10 months in the past they determined to attend for Kempton on Boxing Day.
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THE wait is over, or it will be when the field go to post for Kempton’s King George VI Chase at 3.05 – and, boy, have we had to be patient!
Those of us who are huge fans of WAITING PATIENTLY have been champing at the bit to see the brilliant seven-year-old ever since he blew away a top-class field in the Grade 1 Ascot Chase in February.
But trainer Ruth Jefferson, like her late father Malcolm before her, does not run horses simply for the sake of it.
She bypassed Cheltenham because the horse was not quite right and has aimed him at this race since.
He is unbeaten in six starts over fences, jumps superbly, and goes well fresh. He will not fail for lack of fitness. Nor will he for lack of stamina.
He has yet to tackle this trip but he won the strongly-run 2m5f race at Ascot going away at the finish, with the likes of Frodon and Top Notch still in Windsor!
He will relish three miles on decent ground around Kempton.