Shropshire's Noland for King George Chase at Kempton?

A soon to be arranged racecourse gallop will decide whether Shropshire owned Noland goes for the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day - and take on mighty stablemate Kauto Star, writes BOB DOWNING.

A soon to be arranged racecourse gallop will decide whether Shropshire owned Noland goes for the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day - and take on mighty stablemate Kauto Star, writes BOB DOWNING.

Noland, who runs in the distinctive colours of Shropshire business man John Hales, is still to make his re-appearance following almost two years away from the track after injury.

But he has been given an entry in the Christmas cracker and Hales said today: "I am hopeful that we will be there."