King George Prince Paul Nicholls has trio primed for Kempton

The boss Paul Nicholls has made the King George VI Chase his own with a staggering 12 wins and the Ditcheat trainer hopes to add another on Boxing Day with one of three runners.

12 time King George VI Chase winner Paul Nicholls is hoping it will be lucky 13 as his looks to send a trio of challengers for the 2021 edition at Kempton on Boxing Day.

Frodon, a shock 20-1 winner last year, will bid to defend his crown and give the champion trainer a 13th victory in the race, while Clan Des Obeaux, who won back-to-back renewals in 2018 and 2019 before finishing third last year, will be out to make it three victories in the three-mile Grade One event.

The duo will be joined by Saint Calvados, who was fourth 12 months ago when in the care of Harry Whittington.

Nicholls said: "All three of them are on target. They have had a nice prep.

"Clan is in good shape - he is very well. So is Frodon. We plan to give all three of them an away day somewhere in the middle of this month and then it will soon come round. We are very happy with them and can't wait for that race."

Latest Horse-racing Videos