Sportingbet Tingle Creek Chase (Grade 1) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner £68,340 2nd £25,644 3rd £12,840 4th £6,396 5th £3,216 6th £1,608
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 0.70s
  • Off time: 15:07:02
Full result
Result 15:05 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Sprinter Sacre 4/11f
2nd 4 Kumbeshwar 15 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 22111-2
Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Doeslessthanme (IRE) 20
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 22111-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7bt
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 bt P F Nicholls J Tizzard 150 33/1
2 013401
Dark blue, emerald green hoop, hooped sleeves Idarah (USA) 28
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 013401
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 145 66/1
3 6826-62
Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap Kinkeel (IRE) 7
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Matthew Batchelor
  • Form: 6826-62
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
13 161 11-7 A W Carroll Matthew Batchelor 69 200/1
4 34F-2F1
Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Kumbeshwar 15
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 34F-2F1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7b
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 b A King W Hutchinson 143 25/1
5 855111-
Red, pink hoop and armlets Sanctuaire (FR) 224
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 855111-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 166
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 166 11/4
6 3/11111-
Red, Royal Blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap Sprinter Sacre (FR) 238
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 3/11111-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 169
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 169 4/11f
7 105415
Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap His Excellency (IRE) 20
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Hadden Frost
  • Form: 105415
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
4 155 11-1 D Pipe Hadden Frost 147 66/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Sizing Europe (IRE)
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
9 11-7 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 11/8
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In depth

Verdict

Sanctuaire's 17-length defeat of Somersby in a Grade 2 over C&D in April was a real eye-opener and he is capable of further improvement this season. However, he looks to be up against something special here in SPRINTER SACRE. Nicky Henderson's charge has won nine of his 11 starts under Rules and all five races over fences. His defeat of the smart Cue Card in last season's Arkle Chase at Cheltenham was simply breathtaking and he was equally impressive in another Grade 1 at Aintree in April. Already a hot favourite for the Queen Mother Champion Chase, he should be too good for these. The others appear to be playing for places with Haydock winner Kumbeshwar preferred to Cheltenham second Doeslessthanme and the novice His Excellency.

Formwatch

Sprinter Sacre (FR) 1-7fav (11-4) Took keen hold, tracked leader after 1st, led 6th, clear after 8th, impressive, won at Aintree 2m nov chs G1 (1) gd in Apr beating Toubab (11-4) by 13l, 4 ran.

Kumbeshwar 7-4 (11-7) Keen tracked leader, led narrowly 3 out, ridden next, asserted towards finish, won at Haydock 2m grad ch (2) sft in Nov beating Domtaline (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.

Sanctuaire (FR) 9-2 (11-2) Jumped well, set strong pace and made all, went well clear before 3rd, maintained strong pace, kept on strongly, unchallenged, won at Sandown 2m chs G2 (1) sft in Apr beating Somersby (11-6) by 17l, 8 ran.

Idarah (USA) 11-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, headway on outside 2 out (usual 4 out), upsides last (usual 3 out), led on bit soon after, shaken up over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs (2) sft in Nov beating Kings Grey (10-4) by 7l, 6 ran.

His Excellency (IRE) 17-2 (11-1) Held up in touch on inside, hit 10th, headway 3 out, effort when blundered next, soon ridden, flashed tail and weakened between last 2, 5th of 6, 19l behind Captain Conan (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m nov chs Grade 2 (1) sft in Nov.

Doeslessthanme (IRE) 2-1 (11-4) Pressed leader, led before 5th, not fluent 9th, headed after 4 out, kept on until outpaced approaching 2 out, soon no chance with winner in clear 2nd, 2nd of 6, 18l behind Wishfull Thinking (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m chs (2) sft in Nov.

Kinkeel (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) Tracked winner throughout, hit 3 out, ridden and no impression next, finished tired, 2nd of 5, 46l behind Royaume Bleu (11-3) at Towcester 3m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) sft.