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Get On Don For A Boxing Day Treat At Kempton In The King George VI

Firstly I just want to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and hope you all have a profitable 2016.

The subscribers to my Email Selection Service have certainly had a cracking lead up to Xmas with Dormouse going in at Lingfield Park on Monday at 9/2 and then my only bet yesterday at Southwell Ian’s Memory advised at 9/2 again and landing the odds for us,to take us into the festive season in high spirits.

As always I am taking some time off until Monday 4th January to be with my family who are descending on us from around the country. But the traditional outing to Kempton Park on Boxing Day is always a highlight of the year and the Christmas Hurdle followed by the King George VI Chase is always a great way to recover from over-indulgance on Christmas Day.

Christmas Hurdle

Faugheen looked far from convincing when under pressure and losing out to his stablemate Nichols Canyon on his first outing of the year and the machine looked to be hanging under pressure, which is not a good sign. He may well have needed the run and be far fitter for it in this race but I am keen to take him on and a small wager on The New One against him, at odds of 7/1. He offers far more value and with four runs at Kempton giving him figures of 1211, I prefer to side with the experience and proven course form.

King George VI

A cracking renewal this year and to see Al Ferof at 20/1, you can see just how strong this field is. All the talk has been of the rejuvenated Cue Card who has literally had a new breath of life after his breathing operation and is finishing his races strongly, where he used to fold a little. Vautour is a little like Faugheen in the previous race, hard to get too excited about based on his Ascot win over Ptit Zig, where he was constantly jumping to his left over the fences, so there has to be question marks over him going right-handed at Kempton. The other I really like is Smad Place, who I backed in the Hennessy and he showed exactly why he is such an exciting prospect, I find him hard to ignore at 9/1 and may have a saver on him alongside my main bet of Boxing Day which will be on Don Cossack , quite simply the best horse in the race for me and those of you who saw his win at Aintree in April in the Melling Chase will know why I really fancy him on the flat Kempton track. He beat Cue Card, Al Ferof, Sire De Grugy and Champagne Fever by 26 lengths on the day and a repeat of that run will see him take the King George.

All I can say is that whatever you decide to back on Boxing Day, enjoy your day, bet what you can afford and shake of those Christmas Day blues.

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Enjoy Boxing Day and I will talk soon.

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