Super Sprinter set for Sandown
Sprinter Sacre, National Hunt racing's biggest draw, is set to make his seasonal return in Saturday's BetVictor Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown.
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Nicky Henderson's superstar is unbeaten in 10 runs over fences and has won the Arkle and Queen Mother Champion Chase at the last two Cheltenham Festivals.
He is one of 11 entries for the Grade One chase over two miles.
Henderson has also entered Captain Conan, a winner of three Grade One novice chases last season, but he also holds an entry over three miles at Sandown on Friday.
According to the official figures, Sprinter Sacre's stiffest test could come from Gary Moore's Sire De Grugy, although he was beaten last month in a Listed race at Cheltenham.
The Mick Channon-trained Somersby bounced back to form when winning the Haldon Gold Cup recently and has had this race as his aim since then.
Paul Nicholls has the novice Hinterland and Kauto Stone entered.
His Excellency, Oiseau De Nuit, Tataniano, Viva Colonia and the mercurial Mad Moose complete the list.