• Horse Racing

Captain Chris ruled out of King George VI Chase

ESPN staff
December 23, 2013
Captain Chris was around 10/1 to win this year's King George VI Chase at Kempton © PA Photos

Trainer Phillip Hobbs has confirmed Captain Chris will not run in the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day after he suffered an injury during schooling.

The nine-year-old, who finished runner-up in last year's race, injured a joint at the Somerset yard, but Hobbs is hopeful the horse will be back in action on January 11.

Captain Chris was beaten by a neck as Long Run took the 2012 title at Kempton, and was priced around the 10/1 mark to claim victory on Thursday.

"He won't be running on Boxing Day. He's banged a joint schooling, it's nothing serious but he won't be running," Hobbs said.

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