King George VI Chase at Kempton 2011

As always the highlight of the Christmas Holiday period for Jump enthusiasts will be the King George VI Chase sponsored by William Hill, worth £180,000.00 and run over 3 miles at Kempton Park on Boxing Day (26th). Long Run (pictured) won this last year and is the bookies favourite to do so again. There will be a select band of runners opposing him none more so than Kauto Star who was brillant when beating Long Run in winning the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park. Kauto Star was trained to the minute for that race and put up a superb performance. Can he repeat it? Long Run needed his first run last season and should strip fitter come Boxing Day. Master Minded who runs in the same colours as Kauto Star will be tackling 3 miles for the first time. This race has always been his main target. Captain Chris will also be trying 3 miles for the first time. Diamond Harry will stay but he was soundly beaten by Kauto Star and Long Run in the Betfair at Haydock. Barry Geraghty now gets the leg up on him.

If he is in the same form as this time last year then Long Run should win again. 

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