Grade One Tingle Creek Chase 2023 Guide

Alex Dudley | @@Alex_Dudz_

Sandown - December 09 2023
Sandown 15:00
1
Jonathan Burke

Boothill

J: Jonathan Burke
T: Harry Fry
N/A
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 158
Days: 14

Boothill will be the ride of Jonathan Burke at Sandown on Saturday, as Harry Fry chases Grade One success. The eight-year-old has looked to be a rejuvenated figure this year after impressing on both of his two starts this term.

He was excellent at Ascot at the end of last month, carrying top weight to success in an eight-runner field over two miles and one furlong in the Jimmy Barry Hurst Handicap Chase.

That improved his record over the larger obstacles to five wins in nine starts, and he is well worth a go in Grade One company this weekend. But, he was beaten eight lengths by Jonbon in the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase 12 months ago, leaving him with something to find.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/02/24NBY16.5Hy11-6F
27/12/23KEM16GS11-11F
25/11/23ASC17Gd12-01
04/11/23ASC17Sft11-51
25/02/23KEM20.5Gd11-73
Sandown - December 09 2023
Sandown 15:00
2
Tom Cannon

Edwardstone

J: Tom Cannon
T: Alan King
N/A
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 165
Days: 20

Tom Cannon will take the ride on Edwardstone in the Tingle Creek this weekend. The Alan King runner has something to find with Jonbon after finishing over nine lengths behind his reappearing rival at Cheltenham last month.

However, he remains a high-class runner when at his best, and he certainly excels around Sandown. There was evidence of that last year, as he finished nine lengths clear of Greaneteen to land this race.

But, he could have a tall order on his hands to reverse the form with the market leader.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/02/24NBY16.5Hy11-81
13/01/24KEM20.5GS11-84
09/12/23SAN15.5Hy11-102
19/11/23CHL16Sft11-102
15/03/23CHL16Sft11-105
Sandown - December 09 2023
Sandown 15:00
3
Jack Tudor

Haddex Des Obeaux

J: Jack Tudor
T: Gary Moore
N/A
Age: 6
Weight: 11-10
OR: 150
Days: 42

Gary Moore’s runner in the race this weekend is Haddex Des Obeaux. The six-year-old has won twice from five starts over the larger obstacles, with his most recent success coming in very testing conditions at Worcester in the middle of January.

He will need to jump better than he did on his return to the track at the end of October, as he fell at the last at Cheltenham. However, he could be one of the runners favoured by conditions this weekend, meaning a place finish could be a decent chance.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
09/12/23SAN15.5Hy11-103
28/10/23CHL16Gd11-8F
14/01/23WAR16.5Hy11-31
29/12/22DON16.5Gd11-21
07/11/22KEM18GS11-102
Sandown - December 09 2023
Sandown 15:00
4
Nico de Boinville

Jonbon

J: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderson
N/A
Age: 7
Weight: 11-10
OR: 170
Days: 20

Nico De Boinville will once again be on board Jonbon this weekend, just as he was when the Nicky Henderson-trained runner returned to action with a success over two miles at Cheltenham in November.

It could be argued that was one of the best performances that we have seen from the seven-year-old to date, and he looks a solid chance at the top of the betting this weekend.

Jonbon has previous winning experience over course and distance, as he held off Captain Guinness to land the G1 Celebration Chase at Sandown in April. He also scored over the distance when beating Boothill in the G1 Henry VIII Novices’ Chase in December 2022.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
27/01/24CHL16.5GS11-102
09/12/23SAN15.5Hy11-101
19/11/23CHL16Sft11-101
29/04/23SAN15.5GS11-101
15/04/23AIN16GS11-71
Sandown - December 09 2023
Sandown 15:00
5
Jonjo O'Neill Jr

Nube Negra

J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr
T: Dan Skelton
N/A
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 158
Days: 20

Dan Skelton-trained Nube Negra completes the field for the Tingle Creek this weekend. Jonjo O’Neill Jr will take the ride on the nine-year-old, who has plenty to find in this company.

The runner was last seen finishing third behind Jonbon and Edwardstone at Cheltenham in late November, and it appears hard to see that form being reversed.

He has won on five from 14 career starts over the larger obstacles and was 12 lengths and fourth in this race in 2021.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
27/01/24CHL16.5GS11-104
27/12/23KEM16GS11-82
09/12/23SAN15.5Hy11-104
19/11/23CHL16Sft11-103
15/03/23CHL16Sft11-10PU