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Lostintranslation returned to winning ways at the weekend – and the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day could be next on the agenda.
Colin Tizzard’s charge had been on a run of six races without a win since scoring in the 2019 Betfair Chase, but a comfortable 4l defeat of Master Tommytucker at Ascot suggests he’s back on track as the yard recovers from a miserable campaign last term.
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Tizzard said: “We won’t make a decision on the King George yet – he has an entry in it, but we want to get him back for the spring Festivals, including the Gold Cup, so we won’t do anything to jeopardise that and will see how it turns out. It is not set in stone.
“He loves bouncing off a bit of decent spring ground, so that’s something to weigh up, as it can be easy ground at that time of year.
“We have got plenty of time and we will tick him over for a couple of weeks and see how he comes out of this, then chat to the owners and make a plan from there.”
Royale Pagaille was also in action on Saturday, placing second in the Betfair Chase, 22l behind impressive victor A Plus Tard. Trainer Venetia Williams indicated the seven-year-old will “probably go for the King George next”, and the course-and-distance winner can be found just outside our betting market principals.
The hot favourite is two-time King George winner Clan Des Obeaux. The nine-year-old bay gelding – part owned by Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson – failed to make it a hat-trick last term but rounded off the season in incredible fashion by winning the Betway Bowl and Punchestown Gold Cup within the space of three weeks.
Stablemate Frodon was the surprise 20/1 winner of last year’s renewal and can be found at a much shorter price in our antepost book. The partnership with Bryony Frost continues to dazzle and the pair enjoyed a super start to the season when winning the Champion Chase at Down Royal last month.
Minella Indo was 5l behind in third on that day but trainer Henry de Bromhead said the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner would “come on plenty” for the run and is “highly likely to go for the King George“.
Nicky Henderson’s leading hope is Chantry House, who won the Marsh Novices’ Chase and Mildmay Novices’ Chase last term. A 37l defeat of The Big Breakaway in a match race last month blew away the cobwebs.
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