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15:00 Kempton Park

Ladbrokes King George VI Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 3m
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £204,000 added
  • Winner: £116,178
  • 2nd: £43,595
  • 3rd: £21,828
  • 4th: £10,873
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 1.30s
  • Off Time: 15:00:08
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star
66/1
  • Form 4/122-49
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 147

chased winner until 2nd, lost place and in mid-division after, headway chasing leaders before 10th, weakened 4 out

2
Silk - White, Royal Blue epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, Royal Blue cap
85/40
  • Form 52/218-2
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 171

waited with towards rear, headway chasing leaders before 4 out, pushed along before next, went 3rd final strides

3
Silk - Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap

Cyrname (FR)

56 t CD
5/2
  • Form 11/12F-1
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 176

mid-division, reached for 14th, weakened soon after, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out

4
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap

Frodon (FR)

21 t C
20/1
  • Form 3314-14
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 168

occasionally jumped left, made all, ridden clear between last 2, stayed on strongly, unchallenged

5
Silk - Yellow, dark blue braces
  • Form 1/11P3-3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 171

chased leaders on inside, pushed along after 11th, ridden and weakened 13th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out

6
Silk - DARK BLUE, PINK epaulets and star on cap
22/1
  • Form 141P6-3
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 163

held up in last pair, hit 10th, headway on inside chasing leaders and pushed along before 3 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before 2 out

7
Silk - Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap
  • Form 37/1422-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 167

raced keenly in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 7th, went 2nd 4 out, pushed along before next, held when went left 2 out, went left and lost 2nd at the last, lost modest 3rd final strides

8
Silk - Grey, White epaulets

Santini

21 p BFD
9/2
  • Form 32/112-2
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 172

tracked leaders, tracked winner 2nd until mistake 4 out, weakened before 2 out,

9
Silk - White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap
  • Form 11U23/3-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 163

waited with in rear and raced keenly, steady headway on in 6th and plenty do 3 out, 3rd between last 2, went 2nd at the last and kept on run-in, given too much to do

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The going will not be as testing as 12 months ago when Clan Des Obeaux came right away from Cyrname. The two-times winner of this disappointed on a similar surface in the Gold Cup in March when behind a few of these but was successful here in 2018 on good to soft. Cyrname still doesn’t convince as a three-miler, despite his win in the Charlie Hall at Wetherby, while Lostintranslation has a bit to prove after a poor reappearance in the Betfair Chase at Haydock. Frodon should be suited by 3m around here and the Nicholls’ quartet is completed by Real Steel, who is no forlorn hope, as the trainer bids for a 12th success in this mid-season championship but this race could be run to suit the enigmatic SANTINI. The Aintree runner-up will have something to aim at up the home straight and has been supplemented at considerable cost. Stamina might be an issue for the returning Saint Calvados and Waiting Patiently while Black Op simply doesn’t look good enough.

Formwatch

Black Op (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, slightly hampered 5 out, ridden before next, weakened after 3 out, 9th of 18, 29 1/2l behind Cloth Cap (10-0) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp (1) gd in Nov.

Clan Des Obeaux (FR) 9-4 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd and chased leader after 13th, pressed leader 3 out, travelling smoothly and every chance 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last, no extra close home, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Bristol De Mai (11-7) at Haydock 3m 2f (1) hvy in Nov.

Cyrname (FR) 3-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, close up 3rd, upsides 6th, restrained behind leader 8th, took closer order 5 out, upsides 4 out, led narrowly travelling well 3 out, pushed into lead before last, pushed out flat, won at Wetherby 3m (1) sft in Oct beating Vinndication (11-4) by 2l, 10 ran.

Frodon (FR) 9-4 (11-6) Led until fiddled 3rd and headed, chased leader until bypassing omitted 3 out, weakened soon after, 4th of 5, dist behind Lake View Lad (11-0) at Aintree 3m 1f (1) sft in Dec.

Lostintranslation (IRE) 7-4fav (11-7) Towards rear in 4th, not fluent 6th, nodded on landing when edging closer 5 out, shoved along before 4 out, struggling and held from 3 out, 3rd of 5, dist behind Bristol De Mai (11-7) at Haydock 3m 2f (1) hvy in Nov.

Real Steel (FR) 3-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd 10th, hit 3 out, soon ridden, no impression on winner before last, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 4, 7 1/2l behind Imperial Aura (11-5) at Ascot 2m 5f (1) sft in Nov.

Saint Calvados (FR) 16-1 (11-10) Held up in touch in last trio, tracked leaders on inside 3 out, ridden to challenge between last 2, hit and lost ground last, rallied towards finish, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Min (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f (1) sft in Mar.

Santini 13-8fav (11-6) Ran in snatches, tracked leaders, pushed along going out on last circuit, driven along in 3rd after 2 out (normal 5 out), went 2nd before bypassing omitted last, soon every chance until no extra final 110 yards, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Lake View Lad (11-0) at Aintree 3m 1f (1) sft in Dec.

Waiting Patiently (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, headway after 4 out, went 3rd next, one pace between last 2, ridden and rallied closing stages, finished well, not quite reach front pair, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Defi Du Seuil (11-7) at Sandown 2m (1) sft in Dec.