Boxing Day TV Trends: 26th Dec 2017

A huge day on Boxing Day with eight domestic horse racing fixtures, but the festive highlight, as racing resumes after a two-day break, is the King George VI Meeting at Kempton Park.

The King George VI  Chase is of course the feature race on the day as punters will look to get their Christmas expenses paid for – a race in recent years we’ve seen horse racing greats like Kauto Star, Long Run, Best Mate, Kicking King, One Man and, more recently, Thistlecrack, landing the prize. Did you know - 11 of the last 15 King George winners were aged 8 or younger?

We take a look at each race on the Kempton card, plus the Rowland Meyrick Chase from Wetherby and highlight the main trends – hopefully this will help you narrow down the fields and point you in the direction of a few winners.

 

Kempton Horse Racing Trends (RUK/ITV)

12:45 – 32Red Casino Mobile Novices' Hurdle Race 2m

10/10 – Had raced in the last 8 weeks
9/10 - Aged 4 or 5 years-old
8/10 – Winning distance 3 lengths or more
8/10 – Favourites placed in the top 3
8/10 – Returned 7/2 or shorter in the betting
7/10 – Won just once over hurdles before
7/10 – Had won a NH Flat race before
6/10 – Winning favourites
3/10 – Ridden by Richard Johnson
3/10 – Trained by Nicky Henderson
2/10 – Ridden by Barry Geraghty
Elgin (11/2) won the race 12 months ago

 

1.20 – 32Red.com Chase (A Novices´ Limited Handicap) Chase Cl3 2m4f110y ITV

13/13 – Aged 7 or younger
12/13 – Had won between 0-1 times over fences in the UK
11/13 – Raced within the last 5 weeks
9/13 – Placed 1st or 2nd last time out
8/13 – Placed favourites (1 joint)
7/13 – Officially rated between 119 and 125
6/13 – Carried 11-6 or more
6/13 – Winning distance – 6 lengths or more
6/13 – Winning favourites (1 joint)
5/13 – Won by a French bred horse
5/13 – Trained by Nicky Henderson
3/13 – Won last time out
3/13 – Ridden by Richard Johnson
2/13 – Raced at Kempton last time out
Poker School (7/2) won the race 12 months ago

1.55 – 32RedKauto Star Novices´ Chase (In memory of Nigel Clark) (Grade 1) Cl1 3m ITV

14/14 – Raced within the last 6 weeks
13/14 – Placed in the top two last time out
11/14 – Won last time out
11/14 – Winning distance – 3 lengths or more
10/14 – Aged 6 or younger
10/14 – Returned 5/2 or shorter in the betting
10/14 – French (5) or Irish (5) bred
9/14 – Had won at least 2 times over fences in the UK
9/14 – Went onto run in that season’s RSA Chase (no winners)
8/14 – Placed favourites
8/14 – Aged 6 years-old
7/14 – Winning favourites
7/14 – Had won (chase) over at least 3m before
6/14 – Raced at Newbury last time out
2/14 – Trained by Paul Nicholls
2/14 – Trained by David Pipe
2/14 – Ridden by Ruby Walsh
2/14 – Ridden by Tom Scudamore
2/14 – Raced at Cheltenham last time out
1/14 – French trained
1/14 – Went onto run in the Cheltenham Gold Cup (One winner - Coneygree 2015)
Royal Vacation (33/1) won the race 12 months ago

2.30 – Unibet Christmas Hurdle (Grade 1) Cl1 2m ITV

13/15 – Raced within the last 6 weeks
13/15 – Had won at least 4 times over hurdles before
12/15 – Placed favourites
12/15 – Returned 11/4 or shorter in the betting
9/15 – Went onto run in the Champion Hurdle (Faughan (2015) only winner)
9/15 – Won last time out
8/15 – Irish trained
8/15 – Winning favourites
7/15 – Ran in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle (Newcastle) last time out
7/15 – Went onto finish in the top 5 in the Champion Hurdle that season
7/15 – Had run over hurdles at Kempton before
5/15 – French bred
4/15 – Trained by Nicky Henderson
4/15 – Trained by Noel Meade
2/15 – Trained by Jonjo O’Neill
2/15 – Trained by Willie Mullins
Yanworth won the race 12 months ago

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3.05 – 32Red King George VI Chase (Grade 1) Cl1 3m ITV

Past King George VI Chase Winners

2016 – Thistlecrack (11/10 fav)
2015 – Cue Card (9/2)
2014 - Silviniaco Conti (15/8 fav)
2013 – Silviniaco Conti (7/2)
2012 – Long Run (15/8 fav)
2011 – Kauto Star (3/1)
2010 – Long Run (9/2)
2009 – Kauto Star (8/13 fav)
2008 – Kauto Star (10/11 fav)
2007 – Kauto Star (4/6 fav)
2006 – Kauto Star (8/13 fav)
2005 – Kicking King (11/8 fav)
2004 – Kicking King (3/1 fav)
2003 – Edredon Bleu (25/1)
2002 – Best Mate (11/8 fav)
Note: The 2005 renewal was staged at Sandown Park

King George VI Chase Trends

14/15 – Had won a Grade One chase before
14/15 – Returned 9/2 or shorter in the betting
14/15 – Had raced within the last 5 weeks
14/15 – Finished in the top three last time out
13/15 – Placed favourites
13/15 – French (10) or Irish bred (3)
13/15 – Officially rated 169 or higher
13/15 – Had won over 3m or further (fences) before
11/15 – Aged 8 or younger
10/15 – Had won a race over fences at Kempton before
10/15 – Winning favourites
10/15 – Won last time out
9/15 – Ran in the Betfair Chase (Haydock) last time out
8/15 – Aged 6 or 7 years-old
7/15 – Won by a previous winner of the race
7/15 – Trained by Paul Nicholls (9 times in all)
5/15 – Ridden by Ruby Walsh
2/15 – Ridden by Barry Geraghty
2/15 – Ridden by Noel Fehily
2/15 – Won by an Irish-based yard (only 3 in the last 31 runnings)
Colin Tizzard and Nicky Henderson have trained 4 of the last 7 winners (2 each)
The average winning SP in the last 15 years is 7/2

 

15:45 – 32Red On The App Handicap Hurdle Race 2m5f

10/10 – Won no more than 3 times (UK Hurdles)
9/10 – Aged 6 or younger
8/10 – Won between 0-2 times hurdles (UK)
8/10 – Carried 11-2 or more in weight
8/10 – Returned 8/1 or shorter
8/10 – Placed in the top 3 last time out
6/10 – Officially rated 120-128
6/10 – Ran 5 or less weeks ago
6/10 – Won last time out
5/10 – Aged 5 or 6 years-old
5/10 – Unplaced favourites
5/10 – French bred
3/10 – Winning favourites
2/10 – Trained by Nicky Henderson

Wetherby Horse Racing Trends (RUK/ITV)

2.10 - 188Bet Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (Grade 3) Cl1 3m45y ITV

9/9 – Didn’t win last time out
8/9 – Aged 8 or younger
8/9 – Had won 3 or less times over fences (UK)
7/9 – Carried 11-0 or less in weight
7/9 – Unplaced in their last race
7/9 – Aged 7 or 8 years-old
7/9 – Raced in the last 5 weeks
7/9 – Returned 9/1 or shorter in the betting
6/9 – Had raced at Wetherby before
5/9 – Had won over 3m (chase) before
5/9 – Irish bred
4/9 – Raced at either Haydock (2) or Aintree (2) last time out
1/9 – Winning favourites
Definitly Red won the race 12 months ago
The average winning SP in the last 9 runnings is 10/1

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