Geraghty eyes Boxing Day hat-trick

24 December 2012 07:31:16 EST

Barry Geraghty is looking forward to going for a third success in the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

The jockey won on Kicking King in 2004 and 2005, and this year rides Riverside Theatre, who lost out to stablemate Long Run in the rescheduled race in January 2011.

Riverside Theatre is 5/1 to win this year, while Long Run is 15/8 and Junior can be backed at 25/1.

It's [the King George VI Chase] the highlight over the Christmas (period].

Barry Geraghty

"I was lucky enough to win it twice on Kicking King and it's a great race. It's the highlight over the Christmas (period), on both sides of the water," he told the BBC.

Geraghty is relishing taking on Long Run, who will be attempting to win back his crown following the retirement of old foe Kauto Star.

"The vibes are good," he said.

"They say he's improved from his run at Haydock (in the Betfair Chase) and he wouldn't have a big issue with soft ground, so he's going to be the one they all have to beat."

Geraghty revealed he won't be cutting back too much on Christmas Day despite his Boxing Day exertions.

"There won't be much brandy butter, I'll cut back on the dressing, but I'll definitely have something. I get a bit grumpy without my food!"

bet365 offer Best Odds Guaranteed on every horse race - every day.

View all Horse Racing betting

By accessing, continuing to use or navigating throughout this site you accept that we will use certain browser cookies to improve your customer experience with us. bet365 only uses cookies which will improve your experience with us and will not interfere with your privacy. Please refer to our Cookies Policy for further information on our use of cookies and how you can disable or manage their use should you wish.
Registered Office Hillside (Sports) LP (registration number 118), Unit 1.1, First Floor, Waterport Place, 2 Europort Avenue, Gibraltar.
Hillside (Sports) LP is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner (RGL number 075).
© 2001-2017 bet365. All rights reserved.