A two-time King George winner in 2018 and 2019 arguably arrives off the back of his most significant victories at the back end of last season, before finishing 2nd in this season’s renewal of the Christmas centrepiece at Kempton on Boxing Day.
Clan Des Obeaux ran away with the Betway Bowl at Aintree in April last season, winning by 26 lengths to re-assert himself as Britain’s leading staying chaser after having lost his King George crown the season before last.
However arguably his best career performance to date came in the Punchestown Gold Cup at the back end of last season, beating a two-time Gold Cup winner, and other multiple graded winning horses back in behind him.
He won by just under 2 lengths and asserted himself once again to be one of the best staying chasers in the game.
He always runs well fresh and will be primed for this race, with other options not being great for him further along in the season as he needs certain things to fall in place to benefit him, so connections will take all the wins they can get early on.
This race will have been a big target this season for Clan Des Obeaux as Cheltenham isn’t his strong suit, with Aintree surely on the cards after this, bypassing the Cheltenham Festival as that course isn’t one of his strong suits.