The King George VI Chase is the Boxing Day racing highlight and Cue Card currently heads the latest betting odds after his Betfair Chase romp at Haydock.
As we prepare for the Cheltenham Festival and the Gold Cup the King George VI Chase on Boxing day provides more vital clues to how the Gold Cup betting will form and the Boxing Day clash is one of the most anticipated races of the National Hunt season.
Current favourite Cue Card (5/2 William Hill) is a worthy favourite after he demolished the field in the Betfair Chase, putting to bed any fears he wouldn’t stay the trip and cementing himself at the top of the market.
Dynaste (4/1 Sportingbet) chased Cue Card home at Haydock and will take his chance at Kempton on Boxing Day.
Another exciting runner in the King George is Al Ferof who is now at 5/1 (Bet365) in the betting odds after an impressive reappearance at Ascot where he won the Amlin 1965 Chase. The fact that he only faced one other opponent that day doesn’t deter from the fact it looked an impressive display on the eye.
Paul Nicholls also has Silviniaco Conti (7/1 Bet365) declared for the King George and a big run will be needed from the star to get him back in the running for the Cheltenham Gold Cup picture after he could only finish third in the Betfair Chase. He fell at the Festival last year and could be Nicholls’ primary home in the Cheltenham Festival feature race.
Silviniaco Conti will be looking to win the 2013 King George on Boxing Day.
Elsewhere in the betting Long Run (16/1 William Hill) is impossible to ignore as an each-way betting tip for the King George given his fantastic record over chase fences and if a line can be put through his early season form he could well spring a surprise on Boxing Day.
Captain Chris and Sir Des Champs are both at 20/1 in the ante-post King George betting odds and further down the latest odds Riverside Theatre is 33/1 and Champion Court 50/1 looks set to be one of the rank outsiders at 50/1.
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See the latest King George betting odds at William Hill.