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The King George and Kauto Star

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by Missed That (U9184896) 12 December 2010
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With the weather forecast looking decidedly dodgy, I wonder whether the King George could be moved to Cheltenham on New Years Day?

We could finally see Kauto put this myth that he doesn't like Cheltenham to bed. We might also see Imperial Commander make a miraculous recovery to take him on.

Just a shame that Denman couldn't be ready for it as well

Would be an excellent gold cup trial wouldn't it!

Sorry, I just woke up drowning in me cornflakes

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posted Dec 13, 2010

Is the weather looking dodgy ?
There's a forecast for snow showers but you can bet your life they'll be covering the entire track.
They don't (at this stage) appear to be forecasting substantial snowfall or ridiculous sub-zero temperatures, so I'd be very hopeful the meeting goes ahead.
It's actually surprising how few times the meeting has fallen to weather over the years

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posted Dec 13, 2010

maybe why kauto star is such a good price I can't see anything getting near him bar a fall he's a shew in.even's is outstanding price for him and if I got the bottle for it could pay for xmas and poor paypacket coming my way in january,BUT Kempton gotta be the venue I don't think Kauto dislikes Chelts just been unlucky ,then again so have a lot of horses .Cheltenham is what it is because of the demands of the course and why we all love it.one for today gotta be 'skint' at Plumpton !! gutted Huntington off yesterday I thought Riverside Theartre was a cert still another day hopefully.

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posted Dec 13, 2010

If the race is moved I assume you have the choice of voiding the bet or letting it run ?
I know how the spread firms operate with these scenarios and I just assumed the fixed boys do the same.
Seems very unfair that the venue, ground, even distance can change the face of the race but you are stuck with the bet

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posted Dec 13, 2010

I would imagine Kempton on boxing day has as much chance of being on as any other fixture over the holidays.

If they did run it at Cheltenham it'd be an intriguing race, but it wouldn't be the King George. and my intention to back Long Run would look pretty damn stupid. at Kempton, he'a an e/w bet to nothing imo.

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posted Dec 13, 2010

if kempton was off, wouldnt the KG be re-routed to sandowns meeting which is around the first week of january???

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posted Dec 13, 2010

I have been supplied a long range forecast from Weatheraction.com and they are forecasting "substantial" snowfall from the 25th December onwards for the south of the country.

I hope this is incorrect and dont know how they formulate these long range forecasts but it would be a concern if it proves accurate.

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posted Dec 13, 2010

worse than the snowfall is the plumetting temperatures, our weather team are reporting it to get very cold around Christmas.

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posted Dec 13, 2010

Good job I'm going "oop knawth" for chrimbo then!

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posted Dec 13, 2010

Kempton Park have invested 26k on a set of those old frost covers in a bid to do everything they can to ensure that the St Stephen's Day meet goes ahead. If that fixture is abandoned they do have another meeting the following day which they could transfer the race to if things improve in this short timeframe.

However, failing that would have though Sandown Park on 8 Jan the most likeliest 'back up'.

Incidentally, my mole at the Met (Office not ropolitan Police) advises that it will get very cold in Southern England from Thursday evening of this week. Although it is unclear how long this cold spell will last beyond a few days.

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posted Dec 14, 2010

SBC: For goodness sake, you're Irish! yikes

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