Harry Cobden has King George dilemma

Harry Cobden admits he may have a Tricky decision to make at the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

When the Paul Nicholls-trained seven-year-old attracted Altior s 19-race winning series the riders shone aboard Cyrname in the Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot on Saturday.
However, stablemate Clan Des Obeaux can be on course to defend his Kempton crownafter a promising reunite at Down Royal before this month, and Cobden believes hes ahuge opportunity of a duplicate.
Reflecting about the weekend, even Cobden said:Cyrname seems fantastic. It was a fantastic day on Saturday – we are very proud of the way the day was played on by the horse, and that overcome Altior. I am delighted.
I surely wouldnt catch off Cyrname to journey Altior at Kempton now, following Saturday. Our horses have needed a run this year. He was the best horse to the afternoon – Altior may improve, we will have to watch at Kempton.
I wouldnt need Clan Des Obeaux half a length down on me turning at Kempton, because he would not stop. He has got a chance – last year that he won the race.
You might question the form just a little bit, together with all Thistlecrack in behind him. All the same, it was won by him well. He has got a chance, and I would not rule him.
I will ride the one I believe will have the best chance. Cyrname had a tough race Saturday. Clan Des Obeaux will be going there fresh and firing on all cylinders – that he wont be far off.
Reporting Cyrname to have taken his Ascot exertions well, Nicholls – who has won the King George 10 times – said:I am very delighted with Cyrname after Saturday. He had a difficult race. I think both horses (Cyrname and Altior) gave their best, ran nicely and into a high degree.
If Cyrname hadnt run into the race Saturday, Altior would have won by half the track and everyone wouldve been applauding him saying what a great performance. Its probably.
I knew Cyrname was very nicely. You are never confident against a horse like Altior, since he is a superstar, but I think it was an excellent race – and both horses conducted to a rather large level. Cyrname had Altior from his comfort zone, and only outstayed him.
Id like to believe wed do exactly the same at Kempton. If you see Altior in the King George I, personally, would be amazed. Im not certain what Nicky is thinking, (Altior) clearly stayed on Saturday, however if he wants to go up another three furlongs and provide him a second hard race so soon then, I do not understand.
We arent afraid to take him again. I think weve a brand new horse – hes won his past 3 races and he seems very bright.
Like Cobden, Nicholls feels Clan Des Obeaux isdirectly in the combination for your Christmas spectacular.
He added:Clan Des Obeaux needed his first run last season – and, once again, weve left a lot to operate on. He is in great shape, looks excellent. He is unquestionably a horse this year. I believe hes strengthened up, so a couple of pounds advancement will put him in the mix.
Kempton suits him well. They will go a true great gallop, (and) he can find a tow to the race. Hopefully hell be bang three out, then we could observe what happens over the previous 3 fences