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Kauto Star has made history by winning the 2009 William Hill King George Chase today at Kempton Park for the fourth year in a row.
The legendary Desert Orchid set the record to beat at four wins in five years and three wins in succession, but Kauto Star bettered that on Boxing Day by beating a top class field to win four in a row with jockey Ruby Walsh, trainer Paul Nicholls and owner Clive Smith.
With only a few hours to go now until the running of the 2009 William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton Park the favourite is still Kauto Star at 8/13 with Winter Festival sponsors William Hill. Kauto Star is looking to make history by winning the grade 1 chase for the 4th successive year.
Next best at 7/1 is Imperial Commander and at 10/1 is Madison Du Berlais and Deep Purple, who has shortened from 14/1.
It has not yet been decided if Deep Purple will run in this year’s William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day with trainer Evan Williams concerned about taking on 3 time winner Kauto Star.
Williams has admitted that he was surprised by his eight year old geldings emphatic win in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon last thursday.
Deep Purple’s odds for the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park have been slashed from 25/1 to 14/1 with event sponsors William Hill after winning the Totesport.com Peterborough Chase on Thursday.
The eight year old, trained by Evan Williams, could now head to the King George Chase on December 26 after his emphatic win over a strong field, under a 10lb penalty and after starting as a 12-1 outsider.
King George Chase News
Find out the latest news from the King George VI Chase and William Hill Winter Festival at Kempton Park.
2009 King George Chase Results
|1||Kauto Star (FR)||8/13 F|
|2||Madison Du Berlais (FR)||10/1|
|5||Imperial Commander (IRE)||13/2|
|6||Albertas Run (IRE)||25/1|
|8||Our Vic (IRE)||40/1|
|PU||Master Medic (IRE)||33/1|
|PU||Racing Demon (IRE)||100/1|