Cue Card has won the 2015 King George VI Chase after narrowly beating Vautour to secure a win at the famous race at the third time of asking. Although Cue Card is famed for leading from the front, this time the Paddy Brennan ridden horse had to come from behind to secure a narrow victory.
Going into the race it was Don Cossack who was the 9-4 favourite. However, the horse stumbled at the penultimate fence, leaving Vautour and Cue Card to battle it out for the win. It was the more experienced Cue Card which was able to finish better and beat the horse three years its junior into second place.
As well as being the first time Cue Card has won the King George VI Chase, it is also the first time jockey Paddy Brennan has won the race. Colin Tizzard, the trainer of the winner, also enjoyed his maiden success at the race. In recent years the race has been dominated by Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson, and this year is the first in a decade that has not been won by Nicholls or Henderson trained horse.
Cue Card seemed to be past its best after suffering an injury in the 3013/14 season, but has returned to form in spectacular style this season. If the horse manages to win the Gold Cup it will mean it will have secured an historic Triple Crown. The only horse to win the Triple Crown was Kauto Star back in 2007.