A quiet and dreary Monday morning exploded into life with the news that World Hurdle winner Thistlecrack will be declared for the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day. The novice chaser has had just three starts over fences but he will be thrown in at the deep end with a clash against stable mate Cue Card a mouthwatering prospect.
Within minutes of the news breaking this morning, the internet exploded with reaction to one of the most highly anticipated races in recent memory. We have collated some of the best reaction and quotes from social media with Thistlecrack once again proving himself to be one of the most talked about horses in the sport.
Horse Racing fans when gif crazy in the wake of the Thistlecrack news;