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King George VI Chase

The fifth and featured race that takes place on King George VI Chase Day at Kempton Park Racecourse during The Christmas Festival is The King George VI Chase.

The Christmas Festival is an extraordinarily festive two day National Hunt meeting that takes place at Kempton Park Racecourse every winter, offering 12 brilliant jump races including the likes of The Christmas Hurdle, The Desert Orchid Chase, and, of course, The King George VI Chase.

Kempton Park Racecourse, located just outside of Greater London on the edge of Surrey, welcomes tens of thousands of enthusiastic horse racing fanatics to this exhilarating event every year on Boxing Day and the 27th of December.

Consider witnessing these exceptional races with your own eyes at Kempton Park Racecourse this Christmas on Sunday the 26th and Monday the 27th of December 2021. For all of The Kempton Christmas Festival’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About The Race

The King George VI Chase is a Grade 1, Class 1 National Hunt Great British Breeders Fund steeplechase that serves as the fifth and featured race of King George VI Chase Day at Kempton Park’s Christmas Festival every December.

Open to horses aged four years old and above, The King George VI Chase runs precisely 3 miles of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a number of obstacles for the participants to jump.

A share of £204,000 was to fight for last time out, which was split accordingly between the first four finishers:

1st place – 20/1 Frodon (FR) – £116,178

2nd place – 12/1 Waiting Patiently (IRE) – £43,595

3rd place – 85/40 Clan Des Obeaux (FR) – £21,828

4th place – 14/1 Saint Calvados (FR) – £10,873

The King George VI Chase will begin at around 15:00 on Sunday the 26th of December 2021.

Runners

It’s the second most prestigious race behind The Cheltenham Gold Cup and only the best jump racing horses and jockeys participate in this high-value, breathtaking race on Boxing Day every year. Most will go on to participate in the following Gold Cup, too.

The top 10 predicted runners and their ante-post odds for The King George VI Chase at The Christmas Festival 2021 are the following:

  1. Clan Des Obeaux (FR) – 5/1 ante-post favourite – 9 years old – weighing in at 11-12 (28/04/21) – trained by Paul Nicholls
  2. Allaho (FR) – 7/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 12-0 (27/04/21) – trained by Willie Mullins
  3. Chantry House (IRE) – 10/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-4 (09/04/21) – trained by Nicky Henderson
  4. A Plus Tard (FR) – 12/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-10 (19/03/21) – trained by Henry De Bromhead
  5. Frodon (FR) – 16/1 ante-post odds – 9 years old – weighing in at 11-6 (24/04/21) – trained by Paul Nicholls
  6. Champ (IRE) – 16/1 ante-post odds – 9 years old – weighing in at 11-10 (19/03/21) – trained by Nicky Henderson
  7. Royal Pagaille (FR) – 16/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-10 (19/03/21) – trained by Venetia Williams
  8. Espoir De Romay (FR) – 16/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-4 (09/04/21) – trained by Kim Bailey
  9. Asterion Forlonge (FR) – 16/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-10 (30/04/21) – trained by Willie Mullins
  10. Melon (GB) – 20/1 ante-post odds – 9 years old – weighing in at 11-12 (28/04/21) – trained by Willie Mullins

Tips

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Odds

At the most recent edition of The King George VI Chase, odds ranged from 85/40 for the race favourite Clan Des Obeaux up to 66/1 for the longest outsider Black Op.

This edition of The King George VI Chase was won by 20/1 priced outsider Frodon, who turned £10 outright backing stakes into £210 in returns, £200 in profits for those that had faith in the outsider.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The King George VI Chase on King George VI Chase Day at The Christmas Festival, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

Last December, the winner of The King George VI Chase on King George VI Chase Day at Kempton Park Racecourse was 20/1 priced outsider Frodon, ridden by jockey Bryony Frost and trained by Paul Nicholls.

12/1 priced Waiting Patiently finished two and a quarter lengths behind Frodon in second place, followed by 85/40 priced race favourite Clan Des Obeax in third place and 14/1 priced Saint Calvados in fourth.

2019

11/2 priced third-favourite Clan Des Obeaux, ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Paul Nicholls, won The King George VI Chase comfortably on Day One of The Christmas Festival in 2019.

5/4 priced race favourite Cyrname finished 21 lengths behind Clan Des Obeaux in second place, followed by 13/2 priced Footpad in third place and 28/1 priced outsider Aso in fourth.

2018

Clan Des Obeaux, with a starting price of 12/1, ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls, finished first in The King George VI Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse in December 2018.

15/2 priced Thistlecrack finished a length and a half behind Clan Des Obeaux in second place, followed by 9/2 priced Native River in third place and 5/1 priced Politologue in fourth.

2017

Back in 2017, the winner of The King George VI Chase on Day One of The Christmas Festival at Kempton Park Racecourse was 6/4 priced race favourite Might Bite, ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson.

50/1 priced long outsider Double Shuffle finished just a length behind Might Bite in second place, followed by 20/1 priced outsider Tea For Two in third place and 5/1 priced Thistlecrack in fourth.

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