Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Willie's William Hill Winter Wonderland

Willie Mullins is hoping for some festive cheer from Vautour and Faugheen when they head to Kempton Park for the William Hill Winter Festival.

Speaking to William Hill TV, Willie Mullins said: “I’d love to win the King George and hopefully Vautour is good enough to win it.”

Vautour is 3-1 second-favourite for the William Hill King George VI Chase, while Faugheen is a hot 1-2 favourite for the Christmas Hurdle. Valseur Lido is another possible for the King George and is 33-1 in the sponsor’s betting market.

“Willie Mullins is like Santa – he delivers at Christmas time,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “If Vautour and Faugheen win, then punters will be smiling well in to the New Year.” 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)

William Hill King George VI Chase: 9-4 Don Cossack, 3-1 Vautour, 4-1 Cue Card, 7-1 Silviniaco Conti, 8-1 Smad Place *with a run*, 14-1 Djakadam, 16-1 Al Ferof, Don Poli, 25-1 Ptit Zig, Road To Riches, 33-1 Camping Ground, Dynaste, Irish Cavalier, O’Faolains Boy, Sir Des Champs, Valseur Lido, 40-1 Ma Filleule, Menorah, 50-1 Apache Stronghold, Clarcam, Southfield Theatre, 66-1 Annacotty, Ballynagour, Saint Palois, Shannon Rock, 200-1 Pindare, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

To Win The 2015 King George VI Chase and 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup: 10-1 Don Cossack, 12-1 Vautour, 20-1 Cue Card

Winner Of The 2015 William Hill King George VI Chase To Win The 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup: 11-4

William Hill King George VI Chase – Match Bet: 8-11 Don Cossack, EVENS Vautour

William Hill King George VI Chase – Where Will The Winner Be Trained?: 4-6 Ireland, 11-10 UK