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3:00 Kempton 26 Dec 2020

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

(Class 1) (4yo+) 3m Good To Soft 18 fences
1st £116,178 2nd £43,594.80 3rd £21,828 4th £10,873.20 5th £5,467.20 6th £2,733.60


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 1110 t 168 123 172
b g Nickname (FR) - Miss Country (FR) (Country Reel)
Jumped well but jumped left on occasions, made all, shaken up before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, went clear and good jump last, reduced lead but kept on well run-in, always doing enough (trainer's rep said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, that gelding benefitted from being able to jump more fences today, whilst at Aintree last time out, a significant number of fences were omitted; the explanation was noted) (tchd 22/1)
9 1110 p 163 121 170
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Rossavon (IRE) (Beneficial)
Took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, headway going okay 4 out, shaken up and outpaced 3 out, ridden after 3 out, ran on well from 2 out, went second last, nearest finish (tchd 14/1)
3  6 [8¼]
8 1110 w2 171 116 166
b g Kapgarde (FR) - Nausicaa Des Obeaux (FR) (April Night)
Towards rear, mistake and pushed along briefly 12th, not fluent 13th, hit 5 out, soon ridden, no impression from 2 out, went modest third run-in (op 5/2 tchd 2/1)
4  nk [8½]
7 1110 167 116 165
b g Saint Des Saints (FR) - Lamorrese (FR) (Pistolet Bleu)
Jumped left on occasions, took keen hold, towards rear, headway and chased leaders 4th, not fluent 10th, mistake 5 out, went second but bit short of room on turn after 4 out, ridden 3 out, no extra and lost two places from last (op 16/1)
5  [10]
8 1110 p 172 114 164
b g Milan - Tinagoodnight (FR) (Sleeping Car)
Prominent, niggled along 12th, mistake 4 out, soon ridden, outpaced before 3 out, lost fourth before 2 out, behind but stayed on from last
6  [17½]
9 1110 t 147 108 158
br g Sandmason - Afar Story (IRE) (Desert Story)
Chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, dropped to midfield 6th, ridden when mistake 4 out, soon weakened (op 80/1)
8 1110 t 176
b g Nickname (FR) - Narquille (FR) (Passing Sale)
Towards rear, headway on outer when not fluent 5 out, weakened quickly 4 out, soon eased and pulled up (following an enquiry into the gelding's poor performance, jockey said the gelding was never travelling; trainer's rep could offer no explanation) (op 9/4)
7 1110 t1 163
b g Loup Breton (IRE) - Kalimina (FR) (Monsun)
Held up in rear, mistake 10th, headway on inner 4 out, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up just before 2 out (op 16/1)
8 1110 t 171
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Falika (FR) (Hero's Honor)
Held up in behind leaders, not fluent 10th, lost position and reminders 13th, ridden and dropped to last 5 out, detached when pulled up after 4 out, burst blood vessel (vet said gelding had bled from the nose) (op 8/1)
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