William Hill King George – Latest News.
Following the latest declaration and supplementary stage, William Hill have added David Pipe's Junior into their market for the William Hill King George at 33/1.
There were no major surprises amongst the defections, with Sizing Europe and First Lieutenant set to take up engagements at Leopardstown next week.
Willie Mullins has left Sir Des Champs in the race, with a final decision on his participation set to be made on Sunday morning.
Long Run remains the solid 5/2 favourite in the betting with William Hill. The best backed entry in the last 24 hours has been The Giant Bolster following the news that AP McCoy might come in for the ride.
William Hill PR Director, Kate Miller, said, "With fifteen runners still in the William Hill King George, the Boxing Day feature race looks set to be one of the most competitive of recent seasons. Nicky Henderson has a strong hand with three runners set to go to post, whilst there is still a chance that Willie Mullins will bring his star chaser, Sir Des Champs, over next week. It is an interesting move by David Pipe to supplement Junior, and he could well be the pace angle in the race. We have added Junior at 33/1 in our list."
William Hill King George: 5-2 Long Run, 9-2 Cue Card, 6-1 Riverside Theatre, 8-1 Sir Des Champs, 10-1 Captain Chris, Kauto Stone, 11-1 Grands Crus, 12-1 Finian's Rainbow, 14-1 The Giant Bolster, 33-1 For Non Stop, Champion Court, Hunt Ball, Junior, 40-1 Wishfull Thinking, Menorah, (EW ¼ 1,2,3)
To win the King George and Gold Cup: 16-1 Long Run