King George VI Chase 2017

Thistlecrack won the race in 2016
Thistlecrack won the race in 2016

The King George VI Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race for four-year-old and above horses. It is run over a distance of 3 miles at Kempton Park Racecourse each year on Boxing Day and is one of the highlights of the season.

A potentially classic renewal of the King George this afternoon with Thistlecrack aiming to defend the crown he won as a novice in 2016. It won't be easy though as he takes on RSA Chase winner Might Bite, and Betfair Chase hero Bristol De Mai.

We already know that the hugely talented Might Bite will be one of the King George Chase Runners, and he looks set to start as the hot favourite in the King George Chase Odds following his impressive win at Sandown on seasonal debut.

King George 2017 Result

15:05 32Red King George VI Chase (Grade 1)
1.Might Bite - N Henderson - N de Boinville - 6/4f
2.Double Shuffle - T George - A Heskin - 50/1
3.Tea For Two - N Williams - L Kelly - 20/1
8 Ran

King George Chase Odds 2017

For many it is a race that really challenges the very best and is probably second to the Cheltenham Gold Cup in terms of prestige.

Fox Norton was 2nd in the Queen Mother Champion Chase last season, and was last seen finishing 2nd in the Tingle Creek, which means he is a major player today. Another runner to consider is Whisper who was last seen finishing 2nd in the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury and is likely to run well.

2017 King George Betting

Our King George Chase form guide should be studied before making any firm conclusions of which horse shall win. Also look over our King George Tips page and see what you think of our assessment of the facts, figures and likely winner, you may not agree but thats the beauty of racing. We have also included, via this site, an outstanding King George VI Free Bets offer from all of the major online bookies for you to take your pick from.

Whatever the outcome, the race will undoubtedly be the highlight of the Boxing Day racing cards and all eyes will be glued to Kempton Park to see the outcome.

King George VI Chase Runners 2017

There is always a decent sized field for Kempton each Boxing Day and we are expecting 2017 to be no different, Might Bite will head the field for Nicky Henderson and Seven Barrows. Other potential King George VI Chase Runners include Whisper and the grey Disko who could make the trip over from Ireland for Noel Meade.

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