15:00 Sandown
Betfair Tingle Creek Chase (Grade 1) (1) 4yo+
Betfair Tingle Creek Chase (Grade 1) (1) 4yo+
Going:
Soft
Soft
Distance: 1m 7f 119y Runners: 4
Chase Turf
Soft 1m 7f 119y
Only four runners but what a quartet they are in a tip-top renewal. ALTIOR is a class apart on nearly all evidence and with the testing ground a plus if anything, as it will place the accent more on stamina, he has to be the choice. Un De Sceaux is clear second best on form and, with the ground a notable plus for him, he can chase the selection home ahead of last season's very good novices Sceau Royal and Saint Calvados. The last-named, like Un De Sceaux, likes to force the pace. [Mel Cullinan]
RP Ratings Altior
LAMBOURN Altior
POSTDATA Altior
SPOTLIGHT Altior
TOPSPEED Un De Sceaux
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
1
AltiorCD
N De Boinville/N Henderson
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: 1/111-
190 8/11
4/6
SP
Can sometimes hit a flat spot but it doesn't seem to make any difference in the end and he is 14 from 14 over obstacles, including when powering away late on to win the Champion Chase at Cheltenham last season; has won in very soft ground and also won three times here, including over C&D (good) in April 2017 when very close to his superb best; hard to oppose.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/04/18
    SAN 16GS Cl1 G1Ch,74K
    11-7
    1/6 3 1/4l, San Benedeto[2/11F]11-7
    Nico de Boinville
    175
    142
    167
  • 14/03/18
    CHL 16Sft Cl1 G1Ch,229K
    11-10
    1/9 7l, Min[EvensF]11-10
    Nico de Boinville
    170
    152
    183
  • 10/02/18
    NBY 16Sft Cl1 G2Ch,28K
    11-6
    1/3 4l, Politologue[1/3F]11-6 w
    Nico de Boinville
    170
    146
    174
  • 29/04/17
    SAN 16Gd Cl1 G1Ch,71K
    11-7
    1/4 8l, Special Tiara[30/100F]11-7
    Nico de Boinville
    168
    154
    177
  • 14/03/17
    CHL 16GS Cl1 NvG1Ch,100K
    11-4
    1/9 6l, Cloudy Dream[1/4F]11-4
    Nico de Boinville
    170
    133
    169
  • 11/02/17
    NBY 16Sft Cl1 G2Ch,28K
    11-5
    1/4 13l, Fox Norton[30/100F]11-10
    Nico de Boinville
    160
    153
    175
4
Un De SceauxCD
R Walsh/W Mullins
Age: 10
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: 11211-
181
4/1
SP
Enthusiastic front-running 10yo with a superb strike-rate, his 22 wins including this race in 2016 despite the ground not being as soft as he prefers; Grade 1 wins at Ascot (soft) and Punchestown last season and clear second best on form behind Altior here so has strong forecast claims, with ground to suit.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/04/18
    PUN 16Y/Sft G1Ch,144K
    11-12
    1/9 3 3/4l, Douvan[9/2]11-12
    Mr P W Mullins
    164
    155
    173
  • 02/04/18
    FAI 20Hy G2Ch,42K
    11-12
    1/7 18l, A Toi Phil[5/6F]11-10
    Paul Townend
    164
    108
    172
  • 15/03/18
    CHL 21Sft Cl1 G1Ch,200K
    11-10
    2/6 4 1/2l, Balko Des Flos[8/11F]11-10
    Paul Townend
    168
    151
    170
  • 20/01/18
    ASC 17Sft Cl1 G1Ch,86K
    11-7
    1/5 7l, Speredek[4/9F]11-7
    Paul Townend
    168
    145
    171
  • 10/12/17
    COR 17Hy G2Ch,30K
    11-12
    1/5 25l, Top Gamble[4/6F]11-4
    David Mullins
    167
    108
    172
  • 25/04/17
    PUN 16Gd/Y G1Ch,126K
    11-12
    2/8 1 3/4l, Fox Norton[10/11F]11-12
    R Walsh
    167
    148
    167
3
Sceau RoyalCD
D Jacob/A King
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: 2111-1
173 5/1
6/1
SP
Very smart hurdler but even better as a high-class novice chaser last season, highlight coming when winning Grade 1 Henry VIII on this card; off after January with a ''tiny tweak on a suspensory'' but showed no ill effects when winning Grade 2 on last month's return at Cheltenham; far from inconceivable that he could pick off the two front-runners and chase home Altior.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/11/18
    CHL 16Gd Cl1 G2Ch,42K
    11-3
    1/6 2 1/4l, Simply Ned[5/4F]11-6
    Daryl Jacob
    159
    145
    164
  • 27/01/18
    DON 16Sft Cl1 NvG2Ch,20K
    11-5
    1/4 2l, Shantou Rock[1/2F]11-0
    Wayne Hutchinson
    161
    137
    164
  • 09/12/17
    SAN 16GS Cl1 NvG1Ch,30K
    11-2
    1/5 11l, North Hill Harvey[11/1]11-2
    Daryl Jacob
    153
    139
    166
  • 22/11/17
    WAR 16GS 4-5yCl3 NvCh,9K
    11-7
    1/2 21l, San Pedro De Senam[1/16F]10-9
    Daryl Jacob
    153
    120
    158
  • 27/10/17
    CHL 16Gd Cl2 NvCh,16K
    11-7
    2/7 1/4l, North Hill Harvey[11/8F]11-2
    Daryl Jacob
    154
    124
    150
  • 05/10/17
    WAR 16Gd Cl4 NvCh,5K
    11-0
    1/5 4 1/2l, Ballyhill[1/3F]11-0
    Daryl Jacob
    154
    122
    145
2
Saint CalvadosD
G Sheehan/H Whittington
Age: 5
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: 1114-1
172 6/1
13/2
SP
High-class front-running novice last season whose only defeat over fences came when helping force too strong a pace in the Racing Post Arkle at Cheltenham in March; resumed with a Grade 3 win at Naas last month, when he had the measure of a below-par Footpad when that horse fell at the last; very smart and not fully exposed but he is in at the deep end here.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 10/11/18
    NAA 16Y G3Ch,18K
    11-10
    1/5 4 1/2l, Tycoon Prince[5/2]11-1
    Gavin Sheehan
    158
    108
    164
  • 13/03/18
    CHL 16Hy Cl1 NvG1Ch,100K
    11-4
    4/5 53l, Footpad[11/4]11-4
    Aidan Coleman
    160
    89
    128
  • 10/02/18
    WAR 16Sft Cl1 NvG2Ch,23K
    10-12
    1/4 22l, Diego Du Charmil[4/9F]11-0
    Aidan Coleman
    154
    136
    165
  • 17/01/18
    NBY 16Sft Cl3 NvChHc,7K
    11-8
    1/4 10l, Tree Of Liberty[5/4F]11-2
    Aidan Coleman
    147
    132
    163
  • 30/12/17
    NBY 16Hy Cl3 NvChHc,9K
    11-8
    1/4 9l, Remiluc[7/4]10-11
    Aidan Coleman
    143
    124
    152
  • 29/04/17
    Aut 19VSft 4yG2Hd,67K
    10-6
    6/10 25l, De Bon Coeur[6/1]10-8
    Jacques Ricou
    126
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