Enhanced Odds: Cue Card @ 40/1 for King George VI Chase

Colin TizzardEnhanced odds offers in horse racing don’t come better than this, get 5/4 favourite Cue Card at 40/1 to win the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day (3.15pm Kempton).

That is what one top bookie is offering to lure punters into signing up with them. Coral Bookmaker are offering this amazing deal and it is certainly a hard one to resist. After all Cue Card is the worthy favourite, but we will get to our view of his chances in our King George VI Chase preview below. First we want to highlight the main terms of this amazing offer, so here goes:

  • This is for a maximum bet of £1. The reason for this is obviously 40/1 enhanced odds about a selection that is normally 5/4 is fairly insane and would soon bankrupt even the richest of firms if it was unlimited. You still stand to win £40. It is for new clients only. If you already have an account with this bookmaker then you can’t claim this enhanced odds King George Chase offer.
  • The winnings are paid to you as free bets. However you do get a fiver bonus bet if Cue Card does not win this big horse race. That last term is a great consolation and means you can’t really lose either way.

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King George Preview: Cue Card’s Chances of Landing 40/1 Enhanced Odds

There is no doubt that Cue Card deserves to be a strong favourite. In fact he and his stablemate Thistlecrack, who is his nearest rival in the betting market, have scared the opposition away and there are only five runners in this major National Hunt horse race, the highlight of the festive racing program.

We believe Cue Card has the measure of his classy companion. After all Thistlecrack may be unbeaten in his three runs over fences, but he is just a novice over these bigger obstacles and at Grade 1 level there will be no quarter given. If any of these runners is going to lose his chance through sloppy jumping, it will be the least experienced of them, Thistlecrack.

Cue Card’s latest run was a 15-length demolition job on Gold Cup winner Coneygree at Haydock. That race proved that the favourite is in the best form of his life. The disappointing third that he posted on his seasonal debut at Wetherby can be put down completely to the fact that he needed the run first time out. Trainer Colin Tizzard (pictured) simply did not have Cue Card fit enough, but they made sure there was no mistake next time out.

Thistlecrack has looked good in his three novice chase victories, as you would expect from this former top class hurdler. If he stands up then he would rate a massive danger. However he has looked a touch novicey with his jumping and if he has an Achilles Heel then that will be it.

Josses Hill is third favourite in the betting at around 12/1. Strictly on the form book he has little chance with an in-form Cue Card. The official handicapper has Josses Hill rated 18lb inferior to Cue Card. That should equate to 20 lengths or so.

The other two runners have even less hope. Tea For Two, ridden by Lizzie Kelly for her step dad trainer Nick Williams, was firmly put in his place by Josses Hill last time. The admirable Silviniaco Conti is the outsider of the field. Formerly very high class, he has looked a shadow of his former self lately and was trounced 42 lengths by Cue Card when fourth last time at Haydock. However it wouldn’t surprise us to see him run a bit better this time, but he has a mountain to climb to beat Cue Card.

So the King George looks almost on a plate for Cue Card, little wonder he is favourite for the Kempton showpiece. The 40/1 enhanced odds offer is certainly very generous. If you don’t have a betting account with this particular bookie yet then this preview advises you claim this offer and enjoy watching the King George VI Chase at 3.15pm Boxing Day on Channel 4 TV.

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