We have already said in previous messages that Might Bite wins the King George V1 Chase at Kempton Park or falls in the race. The two other favourites in the Grade 1 races on the Boxing Day card can be backed in a double at 3/1 with William Hill. Potentially MIGHT BITE is the best chaser in training in Britain and Ireland but has a habit of throwing away races. The horse can blitz away from the front in the King George today and win the second most prestigious chase of the season.
Buveur D’Air is the current champion hurdler and defeat in the Christmas Hurdle would be a huge upset. The horse has plenty in hand on form and ratings over the rest of the field. The New One is a reliable animal who even at the age of nine has been running close to his best form this season. Old Guard has shown some decent form but is held by the New One and the other two runners are making up the numbers which means BUVEUR D’AIR looks a good thing but you won’t get rich backing the horse at 1/5 but money buyers may be attracted by a 20% return on investment.
This time last year Might Bite was about to win the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase in impressive style when falling at the last fence. The race often identifies the best novice of the first half of the season and Mia’s Storm has the potential to go right to the top in the division. Ballyoptic was a classy hurdler who has made a good start in chasing and the ground should suit today. However, MIA’S STORM is slightly is preferred at 5/2 with Ladbrokes.
There are two live TV matches in the Premiere League today and the banker bet is a double in the two home teams. Tottenham and Liverpool have plenty in hand over Southampton and Swansea who visit their grounds and that double pays 4/6 with bet365. In the 3pm matches Chelsea should beat Brighton at home and Manchester United will be too strong for Burnley at Old Trafford. A multiple on the four home bankers will be a popular bet at about 5/1 but the bookies often get one team beat in bets of this nature. Might Bite is a better betting proposition in the King George.