Clan Des Obeaux heads the market at 5-2 with the sponsor for the Grade One Ladbrokes King George VI Chase at Kempton Park (Sunday 26th December) as 10 entries were confirmed today for Jump racing’s winter highlight.
The Paul Nicholls-trained nine year old was successful in the 2018 and 2019 runnings before finishing third to stablemate Frodon a year ago. Nicholls, Britain’s 12-times champion Jump trainer, has also left in Saint Calvados as he chases a record-extending 13th King George victory.
The 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Minella Indo also goes forward. Trained by Ireland’s all-conquering Henry de Bromhead, Barry Maloney’s eight year old will be bidding to become the eighth Irish-trained King George winner and the first since Tom Taaffe saddled Kicking King to success in 2005.
3:05pm Ladbrokes King George VI Chase (Grade 1) 3m
Asterion Forlonge (FR) 7 11 10 Marie Donnelly Willie Mullins IRE
Chantry House (IRE) 7 11 10 J P McManus Nicky Henderson
Clan des Obeaux (FR) 9 11 10 Mr & Mrs Paul Barber, Ged Mason, Sir Alex Ferguson Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden
Dashel Drasher 8 11 10 Mrs B Tully and Mr R Lock Jeremy Scott
Frodon (FR) 9 11 10 Paul Vogt Paul Nicholls Bryony Frost
Lostintranslation (IRE) 9 11 10 Taylor & O'Dwyer Colin Tizzard
Minella Indo (IRE) 8 11 10 Barry Maloney Henry de Bromhead IRE
Mister Fisher (IRE) 7 11 10 James & Jean Potter Ltd Nicky Henderson
Saint Calvados (FR) 8 11 10 Kate & Andrew Brooks Paul Nicholls Gavin Sheehan
Tornado Flyer (IRE) 8 11 10 T. F. P. Willie Mullins IRE
Ladbrokes King George VI Chase, Ladbrokes odds: 5-2 Clan Des Obeaux; 11-4 Minella Indo; 5-1 Frodon, Chantry House, Asterion Forlonge; 9-1 Lostintranslation; 14-1 Saint Calvados; 25-1 Tornado Flyer; 33-1 Mister Fisher; 50-1 Dashel Drasher
E/W Terms - 1/5 1-2-3