Betfair Tingle Creek Chase Day Preview

Betfair Tingle Creek Chase Day Preview

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Betfair Tingle Creek Chase Day Preview

This weekend sees Europe’s elite national hunt horses head to Sandown for the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase Day with one of the biggest attractions in horse racing, Douvan, set to appear for the first time this season. Before we take a look at the Tingle Creek we will have a sneak peak at the Jumeriah Hotels Handicap Hurdle and the Betfair London National Handicap Chase.

Jumeriah Hotels Handicap Hurdle

A race won by National Sprint Hurdle winner Lil Rockerfeller last year, it’s the race which is arguably the most highly contested handicap of the day. With a field of 17 entered for it and the favourite been a mild 3/1 in the market, we’ve gone for the Paul Nicholls trained ZUBAYR for the win. The Grade 2 winner made his seasonal debut at the start of this month but fell at the last after looking like he was set to finish 2nd behind Sceau Royal. He’s only been beaten once over this distance and considering he’s a fairly inexperienced and fresh horse, who knows what he can be capable of. Get him best priced 13/2 at Paddy Power HERE. If you much prefer an each way shout, we will point you in the direction of FAITHFUL MOUNT. The 7-y-o gelding was a class 2 winner on the flat over 1m 6f and made a promising hurdles debut over two and a half miles last time out at Musselburgh at the start of this month. The drop down in trip back to 2m should suit and 16/1 looks a very generous price. Get him best priced at Betfair HERE

Betfair London National Handicap Chase

Now for the Betfair London National Handicap. With a total of 26 entries for the race, it is pretty wide open and we’ve gone for 16/1 and 20/1 shots for the race. Our first tip is Brian Ellisons’s 8-y-o gelding FIVE IN A ROW. He made an impressive return to the race track last time out after a seven month absence as he finished 2nd behind Buachaill Alainn at Sedgefield. This race is notorious for its longer distance but that shouldn’t be too much of a problem for FIVE IN A ROW who has already placed over this distance in his one and only run over this trip. Also, with temperatures set to rise over the coming days at Sandown, the ground may well soften which will be ideal for him. Get FIVE IN A ROW best priced 16/1 at Bet365 HERENow for our other tip and we’ve taken a fancy to CONAS TAOI. The bay gelding had a terrific end to his year last year winning five of his last seven races of 2015 and then going on to finish 2nd behind Cheltenham Cross Country Chase winner Any Currency in April. Despite a very ordinary return to racing at the end of October where he finished a mere 33 lengths behind Troika Steppes at Cheltenham, the Paul Morgan trained chaser will be looking to rediscover some of his form that made him such hot property towards the end of last year. You can get him best priced 20/1 at Paddy Power HERE.

Betfair Tingle Creek Chase

This is a difficult one, mainly down to the fact that despite a massive gamble on him on Tuesday morning, Douvan has not been declared for the race. So instead, we’re really looking the like of Gary Moore’s AR MAD. Last years Henry VIII Novices Chase winner goes into the Tingle Creek on a four win winning streak with his most impressive victory being that ten length win over Bristol De Mai in at Sandown last year in the Henry VIII. His unbeaten record of 2/2 at Sandown could be the defining factor in him winning this race and current odds of 9/2 at Bet365 seem to good to resist. Get these cracking odds HERE.


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