William Chill King George? Sponsors confident race is on!
London's first snow was sighted on Friday morning, but William Hill King George VI Chase ticket-holders needn't fret as the bookmaking sponsors think it is highly unlikely that the Boxing Day highlight will be affected, offering 20-1 that the meeting is abandoned due to weather reasons.
Unlike the disappointing situation of last year where the meeting had to be re-arranged due to snow and frost, the firm are confident the big day will take place on its traditional date of 26th December this time. However, there could still be a chance of a festive flurry or two and Hills are 5-1 that Kempton Park sees snow on the Boxing Day and a further 33-1 that snow falls on the Sunbury venue during the big race.
Lucy Rhodes, spokeswoman for William Hill, said "Last year's unfortunate circumstances were snow joke, but it looks like this year William Hill King George ticket-holders will be able to enjoy their turkey and trimmings safe in the knowledge the elements won't get in the way this time"
William Hill King George VI Chase meeting to be abandoned due to the weather: 20-1
Snow to fall at Kempton Park on Boxing Day: 5-1
Snow to fall at Kempton Park during the William Hill King George VI Chase: 33-1
William Hill King George VI Chase: 11-8 Long Run, 4-1 Kauto Star, 5-1 Master Minded, 8-1 Captain Chris, 12-1 Somersby, 16-1 Diamond Harry, 20-1 Noble Prince, 25-1 Planet Of Sound, 33-1 Nacarat, 66-1 Golan Way (EW ¼ 1,2,3)
William Hill King George VI Chase - betting w/o Long Run: 9-4 Kauto Star, 3-1 Master Minded, 9-2 Captain Chris, 6-1 Somersby, 9-1 Diamond Harry, 14-1 Noble Prince, 16-1 Planet Of Sound, 20-1 Nacarat, 33-1 Golan Way (EW ¼ 1,2,3)
WILLIAM HILL WINTER FESTIVAL SPECIALS
King George VI Chase match bet: 1-2 - Long Run vs Kauto Star - 6-4 (both must run or bets void)
Paul Nicholls to train winner of the William Hill King George VI Chase: 2-1
Paul Nicholls to train the first and second in the William Hill King George: 10-1
The winner of the William Hill King George to go on and win the Cheltenham Gold cup: 2-1
Previous Kings match bet: 8-11 - Long Run & Kauto Star vs The Field - evens
By how far will Long Run win the William Hill King George?: 4-1 under five lengths, 4-1 five lengths or more (if long run does not win all bets will be settled as losers)
William Hill King George VI Chase & Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012 double: 6-1 Long Run, 33-1 Kauto Star, 33-1 Master Minded, 100-1 Weird Al, 150-1 Diamond Harry,