Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Who Will Be Crowned King?

To coincide with the lunch for the William Hill King George VI Chase, held at The Bingham in Richmond today, Britain’s biggest bookmaker has released a number of specials for the Winter Festival’s feature race.

It is 5-6 ‘take your pick’ on whether the winner will be trained in the UK or Ireland.

“Horses based in the UK have dominated in recent years, but this year’s Irish challenge looks particularly strong and it’s too close to call which nation will triumph,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. 

William Hill also have a Match Bet market between Don Cossack (8-11) and Vautour (EVENS).

“Don Cossack just edges favouritism in the match bet with Vautour, because he is proven over the trip, while Vautour still has to show he is as good going right handed,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

It’s 11-4 for the winner of the King George to go on and land the 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

In the outright market, Don Cossack is the 5-2 favourite, just ahead of Vautour at 3-1 and recent Haydock winner Cue Card at 9-2. Silviniaco Conti is a tempting each-way price at 8-1, as he bids for a third win in the race.  

“This year’s William Hill King George is a festive feast of racing with the best chasers in the UK and Ireland taking each other on for Winter’s biggest prize,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “Currently, Silviniaco Conti and Vautour are the worst results in the book.”

William Hill King George VI Chase – Where Will The Winner Be Trained?: 5-6 Ireland, 5-6 UK

William Hill King George VI Chase Special: 11-4 Winner To Win 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup

William Hill King George VI Chase Match Bet: 8-11 Don Cossack, EVENS Vautour (If either horse does not run all bet will be void)

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

William Hill King George VI Chase: 5-2 Don Cossack, 3-1 Vautour, 9-2 Cue Card, 7-1 Coneygree (needs to be supplemented), 8-1 Silviniaco Conti, Smad Place – ‘With A Run’, 14-1 Djakadam, 16-1 Don Poli, 20-1 Al Ferof, 25-1 Ptit Zig, Road To Riches, 33-1 Camping Ground, Dynaste, Irish Cavalier, Simonsig, Sir Des Champs, Valseur Lido, 40-1 Ma Filleule, Menorah, 50-1 Apache Stronghold, Clarcam, Southfield Theatre, 66-1 Annacotty, Ballynagour, O’Faolains Boy, Saint Palois, Shannon Rock, 200-1 Pindare, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3) Christmas Hurdle: 1-2 Faugheen, 4-1 The New One, 13-2 My Tent Or Yours, 7-1 Hargam, 14-1 Irving, 25-1 All Yours, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)