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Cue Card holds on to King George favourtism

| 20.12.2016

Cue Card is 11-10 favourite with Coral for the King George VI Chase, ahead of his stablemate Thistlecrack at 11-8, as seven contenders remained in the Boxing day showpiece.  The supplemented Josses Hill is 14-1, with Tea For Two next at 16-1.

Coral are also betting on which of the Colin Tizzard-trained duo will start favourite, and can’t split the pair at 5-6 each of two, while Cue Card is 6-1 to win at Kempton and the Cheltenham Gold Cup to land the £1 million bonus.

“This year’s King George is shaping up to be a match between the reigning champion and his younger stablemate, and although Cue Card is holding on to favouritism for now, it’s entirely possible the support will come for Thistlecrack and force a change at the head of the market,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

**King George VI Chase
11-10 Cue Card, 11-8 Thistlecrack, 14 Josses Hill, 16 Tea For Two, 20 Road To Riches, Silviniaco Conti, 40 Roi Des Francs

**Which horse will start favourite
5-6 Cue Card, 5-6 Thistlecrack
(Both must run)

**Chase Triple Crown
6 Cue Card

**Coral Welsh Grand National
6 Native River, 10 Carole’s Destrier, 14 Gas Line Boy, Viconte Du Noyer, 16 Arpege D’Alene, Bishops Road, Cogry, Emperor’s Choice, Empire Of Dirt, Firebird Flyer, Kaki De La Pree, Mountainous, Onenightinvienna, Saphir Du Rheu, Sausalito Sunrise, Shotgun Paddy, Theatre Guide, Unioniste, Vicente, Viva Steve, Vyta Du Roc, Warrantor, 20 Bar

**Lexus Chase
7-4 Valseur Lido, 9-4 Djakadam, 6 Zabana, 13-2 Outlander, 8 Don Poli, Many Clouds, 10 Gilgamboa, 12 Empire Of Dirt, Road To Riches, Taquin Du Seuil 14 Sub Lieutenant, 16 Lord Windermere, 20 Bar


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.