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King George VI Chase Trends
Sat, Dec 22nd, 2012

With recent King George VI Chase statistics so skewed by the brillant dominance of Kauto Star ( and Ruby Walsh/Paul Nicholls) we have extended our look at the previous winners to 1992 in an effort to extract some clues as to the identity of the 2012 winner.

 

King George VI Chase Winners 1992-2011

Year

Horse

Age

Jockey

Trainer

SP

 LTO 

FOF

OR

2011

Kauto Star

11

Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls

3-1

 37

2

174

2010

Long Run

6

Mr S Waley-Cohen

Nicky Henderson

9-2

 63

3

162

2009

Kauto Star

9

Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls

8-13

 35

1

186

2008

Kauto Star

8

Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls

10-11

 34

1

175

2007

Kauto Star

7

Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls

4-6

 32

1

179

2006

Kauto Star

6

Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls

8-13

 24

1

173

2005

Kicking King

7

Barry Geraghty

Tom Taaffe

11-8

 37

1

175

2004

Kicking King

6

Barry Geraghty

Tom Taaffe

3-1

 21

1

159

2003

Edredon Bleu

11

Jim Culloty

Henrietta Knight

25-1

 36

PU

169

2002

Best Mate

7

Tony McCoy

Henrietta Knight

11-8

 33

1

170

2001

Florida Pearl

9

Adrian Maguire

Willie Mullins

8-1

 17 

4

161

2000

First Gold

7

Thierry Doumen

François Doumen

5-2

 51

5

-

1999

See More Business

9

Mick Fitzgerald

Paul Nicholls

5-2

 58

1

170

1998

Teeton Mill

9

Norman Williamson

Venetia Williams

7-2

 28

PU

156

1997

See More Business

7

Andrew Thornton

Paul Nicholls

10-1

  20 

4,5

-

1996

One Man

8

Richard Dunwoody

Gordon Richards

8-13

 54

1

-

1995

One Man

8

Richard Dunwoody

Gordon Richards

11-4

 28 

1

-

1994

Algan

6

Philippe Chevalier

François Doumen

16-1

36

UR

-

1993

Barton Bank

7

Adrian Maguire

David Nicholson

9-2

 23 

3

-

1992

The Fellow

7

Adam Kondrat

François Doumen

Evens

 28 

1

-

 

King George VI Chase Trends

Starting Price: There have been just three winners priced at 10-1 or more in the last 20 years. The last was 25-1 winner Edredon Bleu in 2002.

Fate of the Favourite: There were six winning favourites in succession from 2004-2009 and 11 from the last 20 renewals. 9 of the last 10 favourites have made the first three.

Multiple Winners: Long Run backers will be encouraged by presence of several multiple winners in the Roll of Honour. One Man, See More Business, Kicking King and Kauto Star all won more than one renewal since 2002. See More Business and Kauto Star both regained it after losing it during this period.

Two milers taking a trip: One Man and Edredon Bleu both succeeded in the King George VI Chase and the Queen Mother Champion Chase during the last 15 years. Previous Champion Chase winners Sizing Europe and Finian's Rainbow are possibles for the 2012. 

A previous win over 3 miles or more is important: The 11-year-old Edredon Bleu, the six-year-old Kicking King (like Sizing Europe, runner-up in the JNWine.com Chase) and Algan are the only three horses who have won the King George in the last 25 years who hadn't previously won over the trip.

Official Rating: The last 10 winners have been officially rated 159+.

Last time out: The last 20 winners all ran between 19 and 63 days beforehand. Riverside Theatre will be tackling the race after a break of 258 days.

 

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