2019 King George VI Chase - Might Bite tipped to give Nicky Henderson another Chase win

Might Bite heads the field for the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day
Might Bite
Might Bite will be tough to stop. (Getty Images)

DateWednesday December 26, 2018
CourseKempton Park
Distance4,824m
StatusGrade 1 Hunt
Prize Money£250,000

The King George VI Chase is the feature race on Boxing Day and a small but select field lines up for the 2018 edtion. Held at Kempton Park, the King George VI Chase is one of the festive highlights on the jumping season.

Betting on the King George VI Chase is popular and we have done the form of every runner to come up with our best free bets.

2018 King George VI Chase odds


Might Bite - 3.50
Waiting Patiently - 6.00
Politologue - 6.00
Native River - 6.50
Thistlecrack - 6.50
Bristol De Mai - 8.00
Clan Des Obeaux - 17.00
Shattered Love - 26.00
Coneygee - 29.00
Double Shuffle - 41.00
Tea For Two - 51.00

2018 King George VI Chase field


No (draw)
Horse
Trainer
Form
1Bristol De MaiN. Twiston-Davies1632-1
2Clan Des ObeauxP. Nicholls2123-4
3ConeygeeM. Bradstock3PP-3
4Double ShuffleT. George274-F2
5Might BiteN. Henderson1121-5
6Native RiverC. Tizzard3/11-2
7PolitalogueP. Nicholls1241-1
8Tea For TwoJ. WilliamsP76-P3
9ThistlecrackC. Tizzard2/54-3
10Waiting PatientlyR. Jefferson1/111-
11Shattered LoveG. Elliott125-22

2019 King George VI Chase tips


Might Bite went a shocker in the Grade 1 Betfair Chase last start when running last and some 29 lengths behind Bristol De Mai, but we're expecting a much better run here and so are bettors.

Trained by Nicky Henderson, who has dominated this race in the past, Might Bite's previous form would take him close to winning. He won the Betway Bowl as the odds-on favourite over Bristol De Mai and a handful of other race-rivals here. That performance would be enough to see him go close here but bookmakers are treading carefully with the 3.50 odds on offer.

The seven-time Chase winner will need to recover after his last start failure but the nine-year-old has class on his side and our backing as the King George VI Chase best bet.

On form alone, Bristol De Mai has to be considered after win in the Betfair Chase and with over £506,000 in earnings in chase races, punters can put some faith in the seven-year-old from the Nigel Twiston-Davies stable.

The son of Saddler Maker finished seven lengths behind Might Bite in their previous meeting but confidence can be key in these races and bettors should take plenty of confidence from the odds on offer.

Our next best tip is clearly Waiting Patiently, which hasn't quite been tested against this level of opposition but does come into this with a win in the Ascot Chase where he defeated Cue Card by 2.75 lengths.

Unbeaten over six chase races, the Ruth Jefferson-trained gelding could be the fresh horse on the scene and we wouldn't put it past him winning this. 6.00 is well worth taking if Might Bite doesn't hit out like his last start.

Best Bet: Might Bite to win @ 3.50
Best Each Way: Bristol De Mai @ 8.00
Include in selections: Waiting Patiently @ 6.00 

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