upping the ante
THE King George VI Chase is quite tricky to weigh up a month beforehand, with "will he or won't he" applying to quite a few runners.
Another question: will she? Vroum Vroum Mag, which would likely be a short-priced second favourite if she took her chance, could also run at Leopardstown, probably over hurdles.
The seven-year-old mare is six from six over fences but has not tackled the larger obstacles in over a year. However, owner Rich Ricci is especially fond of runners at Kempton over Christmas and there is a clear chance she will travel.
It is a gamble worth taking at 12/1 that she wins the King George, with connections suggesting Valseur Lido may go to the Lexus.
BET: Vroum Vroum Mag to win King George, 1pt win 12/1