The King George Chase Ended In An Incredibly Tight Photo Finish

The King George Chase Ended In An Incredibly Tight Photo Finish
By Gavin Cooney Updated
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This year's King George VI Chase from Kempton was one of the most thrilling races of the year, and it ended in the tightest of photo finishes:

It was determined that Cue Card - at 9/2 - nudged slightly ahead of the 11/4 second favourite Vautour.

Missing from the picture is the pre-race favourite Don Cossack, who had fallen earlier in the race.

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Willie Mullins trains Vautour, and he told Channel 4 afterwards that

We did everything right until the last 20 yards. He probably didn't just jump the last as efficiently as he could have, but it was a very brave run and a very brave run by Cue Card - that's horse racing.

Vantour looked set to take the race, before a late surge by Cue Card denied Mullins and Ruby Walsh by a sliver at the death.

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It is a result which one RTE commentator will regret:

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