The King George VI Chase is a Grade One National Hunt steeplechase, run at Kempton Park on Boxing Day, over a distance of about 3 miles, where there are eighteen fences to be jumped.
The event was first run in February 1937, and it was named in honour of the new British monarch, King George VI. In the 1960's it was known as a handicap, but is now the second most prestigious chase in the English calendar, surpassed only by the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Fourteen horses have won it more than once, Desert Orchid won it four times and Kauto Star won it five times - both of whom who have races named after them at the Christmas Festival.
Might Bite will be looking to add his name into the history books, as he looks to retain his Christmas crown.