Thistlecrack to run in King George

Colin Tizzard will pitch Thistlecrack in against stablemate Cue Card in the 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

Thistlecrack: Will run in the King George

The eight-year-old has won all three of his novice chases in his first season over fences, but connections are happy he has enough experience to now tackle top-level open company.

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Owner John Snook told Somerset Live: "It's definitely the King George for Thistlecrack – it's always been my intention to go that way provided the horse has been coping with jumping fences and we think he has.

"His win at Newbury on Hennessy day confirmed that – there was nothing wrong with that performance – and provided he's 110 per cent on the day we'll be in the King George."

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