2019 King George VI Chase Free Tips and Trends

Betfair Chase Trends and Free Tips

Staged each year on at Christmas on Boxing Day (26th Dec) at Kempton racecourse the King George VI Chase is the highlight contest on the festive racing calendar.

With star names like Desert Orchid, One Man and, more recently, Kauto Star, who won the King George Chase a staggering five times, amongst the household names to land this decent pot then the 3m Grade One race never fails to attract the best longer distance chasers in training, while it’s also seen as a good guide to that season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup.

We take a look back at recent winners and highlight the key stats to take into the 2018 renewal – this year run on Thursday Dec 26th, where the Paul Nicholls-trained Clan Des Obeaux will be trying to defend his crown.

Past King George VI Chase Winners

2018 – Clan Des Obeaux (12/1)
2017 – Might Bite (6/4 fav)
2016 – Thistlecrack (11/10 fav)
2015 – Cue Card (9/2)
2014 – Silviniaco Conti (15/8 fav)
2013 – Silviniaco Conti (7/2)
2012 – Long Run (15/8 fav)
2011 – Kauto Star (3/1)
2010 – Long Run (9/2)
2009 – Kauto Star (8/13 fav)
2008 – Kauto Star (10/11 fav)
2007 – Kauto Star (4/6 fav)
2006 – Kauto Star (8/13 fav)
2005 – Kicking King (11/8 fav)
2004 – Kicking King (3/1 fav)
2003 – Edredon Bleu (25/1)
2002 – Best Mate (11/8 fav)

Note: The 2005 renewal was staged at Sandown Park

King George VI Chase Trends

16/17 – Had raced within the last 5 weeks
15/17 – Had won a Grade One chase before
15/17 – Returned 9/2 or shorter in the betting
15/17 – Finished in the top three last time out
15/17 – French (11) or Irish bred (4)
14/17 – Placed favourites
14/17 – Had won over 3m or further (fences) before
13/17 – Officially rated 169 or higher
13/17 – Aged 8 or younger
11/17 – Winning favourites
11/17 – Won last time out
10/17 – Had won a race over fences at Kempton before
10/17 – Ran in the Betfair Chase (Haydock) last time out
9/17 – Aged 6 or 7 years-old
8/17 – Trained by Paul Nicholls (10 times in all)
7/17 – Won by a previous winner of the race
2/17 – Ridden by Barry Geraghty
2/17 – Won by an Irish-based yard (only 3 in the last 33 runnings)
Colin Tizzard and Nicky Henderson have trained 5 of the last 9 winners (2 Tizzard, 3 Henderson)
The average winning SP in the last 17 years is 4/1