2024 King George VI Chase Betting Odds at Kempton Park racecourse

Thursday, 26 December 2024

Allaho has enjoyed a string of victories and the nine-year-old might well be able to come out on top when it comes to this three mile encounter, with Shishkin back at Kempton Park and looking to have a great shot at a bigger price. L’Homme Presse and Royale Pagaille are both Venetia Williams-trained contenders who could also have claims.

However, the leading contenders are Gerri Colombe and Bravemansgame, with little to separate the pair in the betting. As things stand, sixteen runners will line up to encounter the eighteen obstacles for one of the biggest races in the National Hunt calendar. There are sure to be some attractive price boosts available.

Gaelic Warrior
Gaelic Warrior
7.00
Gaelic Warrior
Gaelic Warrior
Best Odds7.00
All Odds6/13/1
Il Est Francais
Il Est Francais
6.00
Il Est Francais
Il Est Francais
Best Odds6.00
All Odds5/15/1
Fact To File
Fact To File
7.00
Fact To File
Fact To File
Best Odds7.00
All Odds6/16/1
Fastorslow
Fastorslow
11.00
Fastorslow
Fastorslow
Best Odds11.00
All Odds10/16/1
Jonbon
Jonbon
9.00
Jonbon
Jonbon
Best Odds9.00
All Odds8/18/1
Gerri Colombe
Gerri Colombe
11.00
Gerri Colombe
Gerri Colombe
Best Odds11.00
All Odds7/110/1
Il Etait Temps
Il Etait Temps
17.00
Il Etait Temps
Il Etait Temps
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/17/1
Grangeclare West
Grangeclare West
15.00
Grangeclare West
Grangeclare West
Best Odds15.00
All OddsSP14/1
Protektorat
Protektorat
15.00
Protektorat
Protektorat
Best Odds15.00
All Odds14/114/1
Hewick
Hewick
17.00
Hewick
Hewick
Best Odds17.00
All Odds14/116/1
Spillane's Tower
Spillane's Tower
17.00
Spillane's Tower
Spillane's Tower
Best Odds17.00
All OddsSP16/1
Grey Dawning
Grey Dawning
21.00
Grey Dawning
Grey Dawning
Best Odds21.00
All Odds16/120/1
Banbridge
Banbridge
23.00
Banbridge
Banbridge
Best Odds23.00
All Odds22/116/1
Galopin Des Champs
Galopin Des Champs
21.00
Galopin Des Champs
Galopin Des Champs
Best Odds21.00
All OddsSP20/1
Ginny's Destiny
Ginny's Destiny
21.00
Ginny's Destiny
Ginny's Destiny
Best Odds21.00
All OddsSP20/1
Corbetts Cross
Corbetts Cross
21.00
Corbetts Cross
Corbetts Cross
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/120/1
Pic D Orhy
Pic D Orhy
21.00
Pic D Orhy
Pic D Orhy
Best Odds21.00
All OddsSP20/1
Bravemansgame
Bravemansgame
26.00
Bravemansgame
Bravemansgame
Best Odds26.00
All Odds16/125/1
L'Homme Presse
L'Homme Presse
26.00
L'Homme Presse
L'Homme Presse
Best Odds26.00
All Odds20/125/1
Classic Getaway
Classic Getaway
26.00
Classic Getaway
Classic Getaway
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Favori De Champdou
Favori De Champdou
26.00
Favori De Champdou
Favori De Champdou
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Impervious
Impervious
26.00
Impervious
Impervious
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Gentlemansgame
Gentlemansgame
26.00
Gentlemansgame
Gentlemansgame
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/125/1
Capodanno
Capodanno
26.00
Capodanno
Capodanno
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
I Am Maximus
I Am Maximus
26.00
I Am Maximus
I Am Maximus
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Monty's Star
Monty's Star
26.00
Monty's Star
Monty's Star
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Indiana Dream
Indiana Dream
26.00
Indiana Dream
Indiana Dream
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Flooring Porter
Flooring Porter
34.00
Flooring Porter
Flooring Porter
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/133/1
Energumene
Energumene
34.00
Energumene
Energumene
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Iroko
Iroko
34.00
Iroko
Iroko
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/133/1
Pic D'orhy
Pic D'orhy
34.00
Pic D'orhy
Pic D'orhy
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1SP
Allaho
Allaho
41.00
Allaho
Allaho
Best Odds41.00
All Odds28/140/1
Klassical Dream
Klassical Dream
41.00
Klassical Dream
Klassical Dream
Best Odds41.00
All Odds33/140/1
Stage Star
Stage Star
41.00
Stage Star
Stage Star
Best Odds41.00
All Odds33/140/1
Sandor Clegane
Sandor Clegane
51.00
Sandor Clegane
Sandor Clegane
Best Odds51.00
All Odds25/150/1
Envoi Allen
Envoi Allen
41.00
Envoi Allen
Envoi Allen
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/140/1
Facile Vega
Facile Vega
41.00
Facile Vega
Facile Vega
Best Odds41.00
All OddsSP40/1
Royale Pagaille
Royale Pagaille
51.00
Royale Pagaille
Royale Pagaille
Best Odds51.00
All Odds40/150/1
Thunder Rock
Thunder Rock
51.00
Thunder Rock
Thunder Rock
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
The Nice Guy
The Nice Guy
51.00
The Nice Guy
The Nice Guy
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Marine Nationale
Marine Nationale
51.00
Marine Nationale
Marine Nationale
Best Odds51.00
All OddsSP50/1
Stay Away Fay
Stay Away Fay
51.00
Stay Away Fay
Stay Away Fay
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Broadway Boy
Broadway Boy
67.00
Broadway Boy
Broadway Boy
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/166/1
Kilbeg King
Kilbeg King
67.00
Kilbeg King
Kilbeg King
Best Odds67.00
All OddsSP66/1
Janidil
Janidil
67.00
Janidil
Janidil
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/166/1
The Real Whacker
The Real Whacker
101.00
The Real Whacker
The Real Whacker
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/166/1
Blood Destiny
Blood Destiny
101.00
Blood Destiny
Blood Destiny
Best Odds101.00
All Odds80/1100/1

2023 King George VI Chase Tips

There are at least half a dozen horses who can register a victory in the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase, with Gerri Colombe definitely one of them. The seven-year-old was able to secure a win at Down Royal in November when getting the better of Envoi Allen, with this coming after an Aintree success back in April.

Bravemansgame won’t be easily beaten, with the eight-year-old having recorded runner-up appearances in his two outings this term. Last time out, there was a second place behind Royale Pagaille at Haydock Racecourse, with this coming after previously following Gentlemangame home at Wetherby earlier in November.

Allaho is a nine-year-old with bags of ability and perhaps he can get the better of the front two in the betting. Incredibly, the Willie Mullins-trained runner has now secured five consecutive wins although the horse had a lengthy lay-off of nearly two years before recently returning to the track when scoring at Clonmel Racecourse.

There’s then a big jump in the betting to Shishkin who refused to race at Ascot in the Nirvana Spa 1965 Chase and there’s a question mark over a nine-year-old who definitely has the ability to run a big race. The last time the horse did race saw the Nicky Henderson-trained runner beat Ahoy Senor in a five-runner encounter in mid-April.


2022 King George VI Chase Tips

Bravemansgame is a smart seven-year-old who could end up winning a Cheltenham Gold Cup during his career. There was a strong performance when obliging in the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase when the runner fended off Eldorado Allen by over three lengths. A three mile trip on good to soft ground could have served as the perfect warm-up for a runner who is likely to be a warm order.

L'Homme Presse goes for Venetia Williams and there was a Cheltenham Festival victory last March when he claimed the spoils in the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase. After a poor showing at Aintree, it was a trip to Newcastle at the end of November where the horse was a more comfortable winner than his one-length victory.

Hitman was the odds-on favourite when obliging in the Get Daily Rewards With Betfair Graduation Chase at Haydock Park on 19 November, with the same horse having finished second in the Jewson St Helens Old Roan Limited Handicap Chase and it was a close run thing when being touched off by Riders On the Storm.

Envoi Allen has had an interesting career, with the eight-year-old likely to have Rachael Blackmore on board, with Henry de Bromhead having saddled the horse to victory in the Ladbrokes Champion Chase. Perhaps the longer distance of a King George will better suit a horse who found the pace too hot in the Queen Mother at Cheltenham.


2021 King George VI Chase Betting Tips

The Ladbrokes King George VI Chase is one of the highlight races of the National Hunt horse racing season, with this taking place on Boxing Day and it takes place at Kempton Racecourse. This is a three-mile encounter which is highly exciting and the 2021 renewal could be a rip-roaring encounter.

Clan Des Obeaux could be like a fine wine at the age of nine and the Paul Nicholls-trained runner certainly looks to be in tip-top condition at the moment. Despite being sent off at odds of 100/30 to win the Punchestown Gold Cup, the horse was able to lower the colours of Al Boum Photo and claim a victory on yielding ground.

Nicholls has a hatful of experience when it comes to training horses over three miles and the legendary Kauto Star racked up a number of victories, with jockey Harry Cobden having ridden Clan des Obeaux to victory in the Betway Bowl Chase and so it’s clear that this runner looks like the one to beat.

Can Frodon Land Another King George Chase Victory?

Paul Nicholls appears to have a number of angles of attack when it comes to the King George VI Chase, with Frodon being a game runner who has already proven himself capable of winning this race. Twelve months ago, jockey Bryony Frost gave this horse a tremendous spin to win at Kempton and he’ll be back to defend his crown.

However, the horse finished well off the pace in the Cheltenham Gold Cup when finishing fifth, while the runner then won the Oaksey Chase at Sandown Park in April before recently winning the Ladbrokes Champion Chase at Down Royal.

Chantry House, Minella Indo and Envoi Allen Also Entered

With four consecutive victories under his belt, Chantry House has to be considered a viable contender in this race. Nicky Henderson is getting a serious tune out of a seven-year-old who won the Marsh Novices’ Chase and followed this up with a triumph in the Betway Mildmay Novices’ Chase at Aintree where the 11/8 favourite recorded an astonishing victory.

Minella Indo won the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Henry de Bromhead-trained runner clearly has the capacity to win the King George VI Chase, with the eight-year-old probably in need of the run when finishing third behind Frodon at Down Royal.

Envoi Allen could be a potential superstar and the horse was sent off as the 4/9 favourite for the Marsh Novices’ Chase before falling on that occasion. It’s possible that he could be back to his best for this clash and there was a comfortable Grade 2 win at Down Royal.


Can Clan Des Obeaux Land a Hat-Trick?

Clan Des Obeaux has only won three of his past ten encounters, although two of these successes have come in the King George VI Chase where the Paul Nicholls-trained horse landed victories in 2018 and 2019.

The 2018 victory saw the horse having a Starting Price of 12/1 on the King George VI Chase racecard, although he produced an excellent performance to see off Thistlecrack and Native River, with the horse seeming to benefit from a largely flat track to which he returned a year later to pull off another winning performance.

In 2019, the horse was sent off at odds of 9/2 although it was a stunning performance which saw Sam Twiston-Davies steer the runner to victory by an incredible 21 lengths over race favourite Cyrname, while Footpad finished third in that race.

It very much appears to be horses for courses as far as this runner is concerned, with Clan Des Obeaux only managing to finish eighth in the recent Cheltenham Gold Cup, although odds of 4/1 indicate that he could take all the beating.

Lostintranslation Second Favourite to Win King George

Perhaps the value bet is Lostintranslation considering that the horse finished an impressive third place in the 2020 Gold Cup and we’ll never know if he would have won the previous King George VI Chase if he hadn’t had a breathing problem as Colin Tizzard reported after the race.

The trainer saw his horse impress at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival and let’s not forget there was also an impressive win in last season’s Betfair Chase which indicates that we’re looking at a serial winner of races who was second behind Defi Du Seuil in the JLT Novices’ Chase at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival.

The History of the King George VI Chase

The King George VI Chase was inaugurated in 1937 and has long been part of the Christmas Festival at Kempton Park racecourse, with the race being named after the British monarch who was on the throne during its inception.

It has come to be regarded as the second most prestigious race in the UK racing calendar, with fifteen horses claiming victory on more than one occasion and it certainly panders to the type of horse that can possess speed, stamina and excellent jumping ability.

There have been some legendary winners of the King George and none more so than Desert Orchid who claimed four victories in this race, although Kauto Star has since gone one better and claimed five wins.

Paul Nicholls was the trainer of Kauto Star and he has achieved eleven different successes including See More Business in 1997 and 1999, along with Silviniaco Conti in 2013 and 2014.

King George VI Chase FAQ

The King George VI Chase is one of the highlight races on the National Hunt calendar and this traditionally takes place on 26 December or Boxing Day. This race occurs at Kempton Park Racecourse and it’s been in operation since 1937, with some of the leading three-mile chasers lining up to compete in a race which is often seen as a pre-cursor to the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
There are a number of high-profile winners of the King George and that includes Kauto Star who triumphed on five different occasions, with the Paul Nicholls-trained charge winning every race between 2006-2011 apart from 2010. Recent double winners include Clan des Obeaux, Kicking King, Long Run and Silviniaco Conti.
There are no more than twenty horses that can line up for the King George VI Chase, with the race often having a strong favourite that is trading at a short price, especially as this is a race which is won by the same horse on more than one occasion. It often comes down to the going and which horse can handle the distance and the track, with Kempton being predictably flat compared to Cheltenham.
If you want to enjoy the King George VI Chase in all its glory, we recommend visiting one of the bookies that are featured at Racing-Odds.com. You can enjoy the Bet and Watch service which means staking on a particular horse race and then getting the chance to watch the King George from start to finish, with this cheering on the horses that you have backed.
Every top bookmaker will offer horse racing odds for the big races and that includes the King George, although it’s important to compare the prices before you go ahead and place bets. You can scan through the bookies and choose the operator that has the biggest available odds, with each firm taking a different view on the race and it pays to shop around.
Every bookmaker will offer you a free bet package when you first sign up and it’s usually a case of making a first deposit and then placing a first qualifying bet with an operator. Once the bet has been settled, you can earn a free bet once the original bet has been credited. You can use this free bet for any horse race including the King George.
It’s important to use your own judgement when it comes to the King George VI Chase although you can look at the form and work out which horses have performed the best over the season so far. You can also look at previous renewals of the King George and it’s good to see which runners are most likely to get the best run at a track like Kempton.
Yes, there is the chance to bet each-way on the King George Chase although it depends on the odds of the horse you want to back. If the runner is trading at a short price, then it might be more profitable to bet on the horse to win the race. However, if you fancy the outsider to win, then an each-way bet could yield a huge return depending on the odds and the each-way terms.