Saturday 10 December 2016

upping the ante

Published 28/11/2016 | 02:30

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.

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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

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