Paul Nicholls Has Two Chances In King George VI

Leading British trainer Paul Nicholls is optimistic with his chances in this years King George VI Stakes at Kempton on Boxing Day with having two horses going to post looking to take his 10th victory in the contest.

One of the biggest problems for the Somerset based trainer is which one of his jockeys will be riding each of his two horses In Politologue and Clan Des Obeaux. However, he has confirmed that it wasn't as hard as he thought.

Sam Twiston-Davies, the ex number one jockey for the yard who is now freelancing, keeps the ride on his hearty grey Politologue for owner John Hales, whilst Harry Cobden will get the leg up on Betfair Chase fourth Clan Des Obeaux.

Nicholls see's no point in breaking up the partnerships that have worked so well for both the jockeys and the horses when they have ridden them.

(Credit At The Races) He said: “It was an easy decision and I think it basically made it itself. Harry was very happy riding Clan Des Obeaux and Sam was happy riding Politologue.

“Sam has a good relationship with Politologue, although Harry won the Tingle Creek on him. At the end of the day they are good jockeys riding good horses and it is about having harmony in the camp.

“I know Harry is very happy riding Clan Des Obeaux – in effect he has got the form in the book.

“Harry knows Sam has ridden Politologue before, so we all just worked it out together and we’re happy. It’s a team thing – it’s not about one person.”

Politologue is a general 6/1 for the King George and will be stepping up to tackle three miles over fences for the first time in his career, with Clan Des Obeaux an outsider at bigger odds at 25/1.

Nicholls said: “He has never run over three miles, but he has won over two-mile-five twice at Ascot.

“He likes going right-handed, he’s good on flat tracks and his form is red-hot now the horse he beat at Ascot (Charbel) won well in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon on Sunday.

“He is bred to stay. The other day at Ascot he travelled supremely well and I don’t see the trip being a problem.”

The trainer did feel that Clan Des Obeaux will need to improve to play a featuring role in this Grade 1, but feels Kempton will suit him better than Haydock, which is tough track especially on seasonal reapperance.

He added: “I was thrilled with Clan Des Obeaux at Haydock as at the weights he had no chance.

“He will be slightly better going right-handed as he just jumps out to his right a fraction. He has run well at Kempton before.

“I just thought the way he ran the other day he can only improve – he has to, but not massively. It is exciting to have two nice horses to run in the race.”

Free Bets & Offers


🌟 GET UP TO £40 MONEY BACK IN CASH!!! 🌟
New UK customers only. The cash refund will equal the amount of your first deposit up to £40. Payment restrictions & T&Cs apply. 18+.
Claim Bonus
🐎 BET £10 ON RACING & GET £50 IN FREE BETS!!! 🐎
Place a £10 Sportsbook bet on any Horse Racing market between the 2nd and 24th of December, at min. odds 1/5 (1.2) — get £50 in free bets, valid 30 days. Qualifying bet needs to be settled by 23:59 24th December (Friday). Only deposits via Cards will qualify (Apple Pay deposits excluded). T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
✅ BET £10 ON TODAYS RACING & GET £40 IN FREE BETS! ✅
Place a £10 Sportsbook bet on any Horse Racing market between the 2nd and 24th of December., at min. odds 1/5 (1.2) — get £40 in free bets, valid 30 days on bet settlement. Qualifying bet needs to be settled by 23:59 24th December (Friday). Only deposits via Cards will qualify (Apple Pay deposits excluded). T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🔸 BET £10 ON TODAYS RACING & GET £30 FREE BETS + £10 CASINO BONUS! 🔸
Min deposit £/€/$10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C’s apply
Claim Bonus
💎 BET £10 & GET £50 IN FREE BETS! 💎
18+. Play Safe. New customers who register via mobile only, using Promo code H50 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 5 x £10/€10, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply. See full terms below.
Claim Bonus
🏆 BET £10 ON FOOTBALL & GET £60 IN FREE BETS!!! 🏆
Place a £10 bet on football (Dec 6 - 12), at min. odds 1/5 (1.2) — get £60 in free bets. £40 free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled and £20 free bet the following day. Only deposits via cards will qualify, Apple pay not valid on this promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+.
Claim Bonus
BET £5 & GET £20 IN FREE BETS PLUS 40 FREE SPINS!!!! 😍😍😍
NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER. 2 X £10 BET TOKENS. 40 FREE SPINS AT £0.10 PER SPIN. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS EXCLUDE VIRTUALS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. GAME AND ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. 7 DAY FREE SPIN EXPIRY. FREE SPINS WILL AUTOPLAY ON FIRST ELIGIBLE GAME LOADED. FURTHER T&CS APPLY 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG.
Claim Bonus
🔥 BET £10 ON ANY SPORT & GET £20 IN FREE BETS 🔥
18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit,: £10, max £20 free bets valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. begambleaware.org.
Claim Bonus
✅ BET £20 AND GET YOUR MONEY BACK IN CASH IF IT LOSES! ✅
New customers only. Deposit £20 using Debit Card or Trustly. Up to your first £20 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus

🏆 Money Back as CASH up to £20 if your first bet loses! 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+.
Claim Bonus
🔥 Bet £10, Get £30 FREE BETS + 30 Free Spins 🔥
New UK & NI customers only. Promo code SPORTS60. Deposit and place first sports bet of £10+ in one transaction, at odds of Evens (2.0)+, settled within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Max 30 Free Spins on Blue Wizard at £0.10 per spin. 7-day expiry. Full T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits ⚡️
Open account offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
GET A £30 MATCHED FREE BET IF YOUR FIRST FOOTBALL ACCA LOSES!!!! 🙌🙌🙌
New UK customers only. Min Deposit: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. Debit card deposits only. This is offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 18+ BeGambleAware.org Full terms apply.
Claim Bonus
🏆 Money Back as CASH up to £20 if your first bet loses 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Betfair account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & get £30 in bonuses! 🌟
18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
Claim Bonus
🤩 BET £10 AT MANSION BET AND GET A £10 FREE BET 🤩
New customers only. Min deposit and bet £10 (£20 if E/W bet) from UK debit card only. Min odds evens (1/5 per leg in multi selection). £10 Free Bet vaild for 7 days, stake not returned, no Cash Out, max winnings £5k. T&C’s apply. 18+.
Claim Bonus