King George VI Chase Odds & Tips: Betway offer 2/1 on Clan Des Obeaux – December 26th 2020

Cyrname can lower Clan Des Obeaux's colours in the King George VI Chase

Horse Racing Betting

This is the big one of the Boxing Day racing, the prestigious King George VI Chase from Kempton. This popular Grade 1 fixture has a cracking line up.

CLAN DES OBEAUX narrowly heads the market at the moment from CYRNAME and it should be an epic battle between those two.

The King Geroge VI Chase is a 3m trip around the venue and there are 9 declared runners for this year’s renewal.

Last year’s winner was Clan Des Obeaux for Paul Nicholls, landing the score in a smaller field of five from an 11/2 SP.

King George VI Chase Odds

Clan Des Obeaux 2/1
Cyrname 5/2
Santin i11/2
Kosningaslaginn 15/2
Real Steel 14/1
Saint Calvados 16/1
Waiting Patiently 18/1
Frodon 25/1
Black Op 80/1
* (betting odds recorded at 18:52 GMT at Betway on December 24th 2020)

Horse Racing Betting at Betway

Will Clan Des Obeaux defend at Kempton?

The current and narrow market leader for King George VI Chase betting is CLAN DES OBEAUX. He has won this for the last two years.

He is up at a quote of 2/1 at the moment to defend his crown* (betting odds recorded at 18:52 GMT at Betway on December 24th 2020).

Clan Des Obeaux has had a reappearance run under his belt, which was also his first go since wind surgery.

That was in the Group 1 Betfair Chase at Haydock on a 2m 2f trip last month. He found only Bristol De Mai too good for him on that day.

That was in some heavy mud at Haydock and you wonder if it will have taken a little bit out of him because that was a stern test. Without question, if Clan Des Obeaux is on form then he would take some beating.

Clan Des Obeaux will get plenty of backing of course and that is two for two at course and distance from him.

He deserves all of the respect that he gets in the field and is one of four for Paul Nicholls in this renewal.



Cyrname’s time to shine again?

Stablemate of Clan Des Obeaux, CYRNAME is right there breathing down the neck of the narrow favourite. Cyrname is currently a 5/2 second-favourite in the field* (betting odds recorded at 18:52 GMT at Betway on December 24th 2020).

He has his reappearance in October at the Grade 2 Charlie Hall Chase on a 3m trip at Wetherby. Cyrname got the win from 3/1 in that Group 2 effort, cruising home ahead of Vinndication by a couple of lengths.

If anyone looks likely to upset the clan Des Obeaux then it is him.

It was a second-place finish for him in this one last year as his staying power was under some scrutiny in that one.

However, improved stamina was proven with that win at the Charlie Hall. So we think that Cyrname may well build on last year’s experience here and get very very close.

Santini could make his presence felt

The inclusion of SANTINI in this fixture throws another great variable into the King George VI chase betting for this year. He is another brilliant chaser who earned the silver medal at this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup.

After being supplemented late for this challenge there is something there that Nicky Henderson believes that he can bring to the table in such a stiff race. This will be his second go of the season after having opened at Aintree.

That was in the Grade 2 Many Clouds Chase on a 3m 1f trip in which Santini settled for a second there in a field of five. He had gone off as the 13/8 fav for that trip but missed out by a good length to Lake View Lad.

It’s been three wins in seven chase efforts from him and just one success nailed as this 3m distance.

But you can’t overlook the fact that he was pulled into here late. Regardless Santini should have some place claims at 5/1* (betting odds recorded at 18:52 GMT at Betway on December 24th 2020).

Can LostInTranslation put in a decent challenge?

On his reappearance run this season LOSTINTRANSLATION picked up a third-place finish at Haydock. That was in the Grade 1 Betfair Chase (Lancashire Chase) and it wasn’t the cleanest of runs from him at all and he looked well below par.

It was heavy going, however. Lost In Translation is lining up at 15/2 at the moment* (betting odds recorded at 18:52 GMT at Betway on December 24th 2020).

He did take third at this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, but looking back 12 months ago he failed to get anything going in the King George. Given the last couple of misfires on big occasions, Lostintrasnation clearly has some big questions to answer.

Real Steel could be ready for a real challenge

With a good reappearance run under his belt, REAL STEEL could spring a surprise by getting himself in the frame. He was a dual Grade 2 winner last term in Ireland and he got a place in the Cheltenham Gold Cup as well.

His stamina just wasn’t there on that occasion to get him anywhere near the win. But still, it was a big experience and he looked like he needed his reappearance.

That was in the Grade 2 Pharma 1965 Chase at Ascot over 2m 5f last month on his first run for a new yard.

Real Steel gets the tongue tie thrown on for the first time and should be sharp enough to throw down a bold challenge from 14/1* (betting odds recorded at 18:52 GMT at Betway on December 24th 2020).

Rest of the runners

BLACK OP looks to be well out of the picture here and after a good novice campaign last term, he is still trying to find his feet. On his last run, he finished in the middle of the pack in the Ladbrokes Trophy and doesn’t look to have enough.

8-year-old FRODON opened the season with a good handicap win at Cheltenham. He made all in that fixture. So he is still sharp and not to be totally counted out of a place finish in this one. Frodon didn’t run well at Aintree on his most recent effort. Paul Nicholls has stronger claims elsewhere.

SAINT CALVADOS could have the stamina in him to potentially make an impact and he generally performed strongly coming back Fresh. He was last seen in the Ryanair at Cheltenham back in March when he claimed the silver medal. Saint Calvados took a big stride forward in chasing the last term.

WAITING PATIENTLY gets his first run since the Tingle Creek in December last year. He was third in that one after a very good run. He hasn’t won anywhere for two years and has performed well from fresh before. He’s an interesting 18/1 each-way option* (betting odds recorded at 18:52 GMT at Betway on December 24th 2020).

Predictions & Tips for King Geroge VI Chase Odds

So at the head of the market, you have two huge players in CLAN DES OBEAUX and CYRNAME. Which way are we going to go?

We are going to shade things for CYRNAME in this one after having had a facile score on his reappearance run. The fact that he proved stamina in that one was the key thing for us.

On top of that, Clan Des Obeaux spent a lot of entry in the Betfair last month in getting himself a second-place finish in the mud. That has to have had an effect. He’s won this for the last two years and if he’s sharp he is the one to beat.

The other that we will look to for some claims is WAITING PATIENTLY as our 18/1 e/w pick* (betting odds recorded at 18:52 GMT at Betway on December 24th 2020).

He has proven form coming back fresh and twelve months ago he was in fantastic shape in the Tingle Creek. Waiting Patiently unseated his rider in the 2018 renewal so we haven’t truly seen what he can do.

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