The 2011 King George VI Chase at Kempton is almost here and Nicky Henderson's Long Run will start a hot favourite for the Grade One showpiece.
Nicky Henderson speaks to William Hill and tells them how he thinks Long Run will fare at Kempton and talks about who he fears ahead of the big race.
are offering customers a free £25 bet on the action and they make Long Run their 5/4 favourite.
The National Hunt season’s midwinter championship is always a thoroughly intriguing affair, but this year’s race looks particularly enticing and fans of the sport can look forward to the perfect Christmas present on Boxing Day.
A field of eight will contest a vintage looking renewal of the Grade One and while Long Run is the strong favourite at the head of the betting, public sentiment will undoubtedly ride with legendary chaser Kauto Star.
King Kauto will be back at Kempton in search of a remarkable fifth King George success and the finest National Hunt horse since the mighty Arkle will face the greatest challenge of his illustrious career. After widely being written off and with calls for his retirement ringing loudly in the ears of Paul Nicholls, Kauto Star and his masterful trainer recently proved all their doubters wrong with a spellbinding victory in the Betfair Chase last month.
William Hill King George VI Chase: 5-4 Long Run, 7-2 Kauto Star, 11-2 Master Minded, 7-1 Captain Chris, 12-1 Somersby, 16-1 Diamond Harry, 50-1 Nacarat, 66-1 Golan Way (EW ¼ 1,2,3)