Kauto Star Cut to 3/1 but Long Run Still Best Money for King George

Whether Kauto Star is worth the odds or not is questionable - his legions of followers have ensured that he is the talk of the betting before Monday’s big race at Kempton. Big money has been piled on Kauto Star ahead of the King George, but then again, big money gets piled on England ahead of a major football tournament.

Not that this money is completely blind, however - like a punt on England to win the World Cup for example. No, Kauto Star looked back to his very best beating Long Run at Haydock last month, and while we cannot discount that as a “freak” win, it is likely that Long Run will be improved on that performance for the big race while Kauto Star will find it hard to maintain that standard at the age of 11.

That should make Long Run a solid chance at 5/4, quite generous odds given the relative paucity of the opposition. We know little about Captain Chris and Somersby at this distance, and while it is clear that Master Minded has been prepped like mad for this race, he’s another one entering the unknown.

Master Minded is now available at 13/2, which is a leap of faith - but you can get evens that he will finish ahead of Kauto Star, which is a tempter. That’s with Betfred, if you’re interested.

Other free bets that are available include the Paddy Power Free Bet which doubles your money, or the very simple yet effective £10 free bet from Totesport who have kept Long Run at 11/8.

published: 24th December 2011 by Free Bet Bookmaker

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