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L’Homme Presse set to rule in cracking King George


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Venetia Williams’ chaser can follow the route taken by greats such as Arkle and Burrough Hill Lad to Kempton’s big prize

It was good enough for the likes of Arkle and Burrough Hill Lad, but a prep run in a handicap before the King George VI Chase has very much fallen out of favour in recent decades with just two horses having won the Boxing Day feature in the last 24 years on the back of an outing in handicap company.

One of them, however, was Venetia Williams’s Teeton Mill, who took what was then the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury in November 1998 and followed up at Kempton a few weeks later, and the same trainer’s L’Homme Presse has an obvious chance to achieve a similar feat in the latest renewal on Monday.

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