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Cue Card now odds-on for King George glory

| 18.12.2016

Cue Card is 4-5 (from 11-8) favourite with Coral for the King George VI Chase, after the 9-2 third favourite Coneygree was ruled out of the Boxing day highlight today.  His stablemate Thistlecrack is 5-2 second favourite, ahead of Valseur Lido at 8-1.

“Coneygree’s absence from the King George removes a major obstacle from Cue Card’s path, and as a result he is now odds-on favourite to repeat last year’s win, although his odds would lengthen if his stablemate Thistlecrack was lined up against him,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

Elsewhere, Death Duty is 6-1 favourite (from 16-1) with Coral for the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle, and 4-1 (from 6-1) market leader for the Albert Bartlett following his impressive victory at Navan this afternoon.

**King George VI Chase
4-5 Cue Card, 5-2 Thistlecrack, 8 Valseur Lido, 9 Vroum Vroum Mag, 10 Tea For Two, 20 Silviniaco Conti, Un Temps Pour Tout, 25 Irish Cavalier, More Of That, Outlander, Road To Riches, Sub Lieutenant, 33 Bar

**Chase Triple Crown
5 Cue Card

**Neptune Novices’ Hurdle
6 Death Duty, 12 Robin Roe, 14 Invitation Only, 16 Bacardys, Blow By Blow, Messire Des Obeaux, 20 Ballyandy, Battleford, Jenkins, Westend Story, 25 Give Me A Copper

**Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
4 Death Duty, 12 Bacardys, Invitation Only, 14 Blow By Blow, Battleford, 16 Wholestone, 20 Perigrine Run, 25 Admiral Chief, Ballyandy, Lucky Pass, New To This Town, Westend Story,


Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438



David Stevens

David joined Coral as PR manager in 2001, having previously worked at the
Racing Post. Now in the role of Head of PR, he is involved in all aspects
of the company's media relations, providing the latest racing betting news , as well as Coral's sponsorship and event
portfolio. A keen sports fan, and long-suffering Portsmouth supporter (the
two are not always connected), when not working he will normally be found
heading south, or east or west, to the sun, and that liking for the sunshine
explains why he will always prefer flat racing to the jumps.