15:00 Sandown

Saturday 7 December 2019

  • Betfair Tingle Creek Chase (Grade 1)
  • Class 1  |   1m 7f 119y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:02  |   Winning time: 3m 59.0s
Defi Du Seuil20
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-7| J: B J Geraghty| T: P J Hobbs| OR:  163| C| D
Form with Lostintranslation as a novice last season reads very well. Made the most of the 3lb he was receiving from Politologue when successful at Cheltenham (2m; soft). Off levels with that rival now, but he is a fast improving six-year-old.
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-7| J: Harry Skelton| T: P F Nicholls| OR:  158| CD
5lb worse off with Janika who he finished second behind in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter (2m1f; soft) last month. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, as he is not quite Grade 1 class, but is too high in the handicap.
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-7| J: James Bowen| T: N J Henderson| OR:  166
Will probably come up short, and Daryl Jacob prefers Sceau Royal. However, he did produce a career-best on his return to action when comfortably beating Dolos in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter (2m1f; soft). Improver who has solid place claims.
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-7| J: Aidan Coleman| T: H De Bromhead| OR:  154| D
Failed to get close to the smart Cilaos Emery on his comeback run at Naas (2m; soft to heavy). This is even tougher, but he did finish second in the Henry VIII Novices' Chase on this card last year.
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-7| J: H Cobden| T: P F Nicholls| OR:  166| CD
Likely to strip fitter for seasonal return when he was second to Defi Du Seuil (conceding 3lb) at Cheltenham (2m; soft) in the Shloer Chase. Won this race in 2017. Major claims for trainer with outstanding record in this race.
Sceau Royal224
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-7| J: D A Jacob| T: A King| OR:  164| CD
Posted a career-best in the Champion Chase at Cheltenham (2m; soft). Held by Politologue on the strength of that form. However, he is still only a seven-year-old and tends to run consistently well. Solid place contender.
Un De Sceaux221
Age: 11|  Weight: 11-7| J: P Townend| T: W P Mullins| OR:  171| CD
Extremely likeable type who is reportedly showing all his old enthusiasm for the game. At his best on very deep ground though, as shown when he pushed Altior all the way in last years renewal of this race.
Waiting Patientlyp246
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-7| J: B S Hughes| T: Ruth Jefferson| OR:  165| D
Only raced three times in what was a massively frustrating campaign for connections last season. Definitely worth his place in the line-up, but has something to prove after disappointing at Aintree (2m4f; soft) in the Melling Chase.



Defi Du Seuil (2/1), Un De Sceaux (3/1), Janika (9/2), Politologue (5/1), Sceau Royal (10/1), Waiting Patiently (11/1), Dolos (25/1), Ornua (25/1)


A humdinger of a renewal of this illustrious Grade 1, with the legendary Un De Sceaux returning for his seventh consecutive season in-training. He is likely to bowl along in front but would appreciate deeper ground. Sceau Royal posted a career-best when third in the Champion Chase, before finishing best of the rest behind Altior over C&D.Defi Du Seuil is the up and coming improver who made a winning return to action when taking advantage of the 3lb he was receiving from POLITILOGUE. However, the pair are now off level weights and the latter won this race in 2017 when benefitting from a prep run. He can do so again to give his trainer an 11th win in this race.
  1. Politologue
  2. Defi Du Seuil
  3. Sceau Royal

Previous Winners

Weight: 11-7  |Age: 8

Prize Money

1st: £84,405.002nd: £31,800.003rd: £15,915.004th: £7,950.005th: £3,990.006th: £1,995.007th: £990.008th: £510.00

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