Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Smad Could Be King

William Hill have changed their betting market for the King George, with Smad Place now quoted at 8-1 ‘With A Run’ for the race.

“He ran so well to win the Hennessy, it would be Smad not to have a crack at the King George,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

It follows the news that Alan King has not entirely ruled out running Smad Place in the Kempton feature, while suggesting that the Cotswold Chase is still the more likely option for his star chaser.

William Hill King George VI Chase: 3-1 Don Cossack, Vautour, 9-2 Cue Card, 7-1 Coneygree (needs to be supplemented), 8-1 Silviniaco Conti, Smad Place – ‘With A Run’, 16-1 Ptit Zig, 20-1 Djakadam, 25-1 Road To Riches, 33-1 Don Poli, Dynate, Irish Cavalier, Simonsig, Sir Des Champs, Valseur Lido, 40-1 Al Ferof, Ma Filleule, Menorah, 50-1 Apache Stronghold, Clarcam, Southfield Theatre, 66-1 Annacotty, Ballynagour, Camping Ground, O’Faolains Boy, Saint Palois, Shannon Rock, 200-1 Pindare, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3) Christmas Hurdle: 4-7 Faugheen, 11-2 My Tent Or Yours, 7-1 The New One, 10-1 Irving, 25-1 All Yours, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

To Win The 2015 William Hill King George VI Chase & 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup: 12-1 Vautour, 14-1 Don Cossack, 25-1 Coneygree, 28-1 Cue Card

Lexus Chase: 7-4 Coneygree, 7-2 Road To Riches, 4-1 Djakadam, Don Poli, 10-1 Sir Des Champs, 16-1 Carlingford Lough, Foxrock, Valseur Lido, 20-1 Bobs Worth, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)