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Raceline: Tip of the Day 26th December

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It’s time for a festive flutter! Boxing Day means the start of Kempton’s wonderful two-day Christmas meeting, featuring the King George VI Chase.

Wednesday December 26

RAYA STAR

Kempton 2.35 WIN

Trainer Alan King has missed out with several big-race fancies at major Saturday meetings in recent weeks. But he could strike gold today with an improving six-year-old fast emerging as a dark horse for the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March. This hot, competitive Christmas Hurdle represents the acid test of his credentials, but a superb victory off top weight in a big handicap on his seasonal re-appearance at Ascot last month means he holds every chance on official ratings. What’s more, he’s tough, consistent, goes best on right-handed tracks and is sure to handle the testing ground.

TIP OF THE DAY SUPPLIED BY SCOOP RACING (RICHARD SILVERWOOD).

 
 
 

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