Sprinter Sacre to miss Tingle Creek Chase
SPRINTER SACRE will miss the Grade 1 BetVictor Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on Saturday with the superstar chaser not deemed to be 100 per cent ready for his seasonal return.
Trained by Nicky Henderson for Caroline and Raymond Mould, Sprinter Sacre had a tracheal wash taken on Thursday morning but the results were not sufficiently positive to allow him to run.
Caroline Mould said: "We are not going to run. The tracheal wash results were just not good enough and we do not want to take any risks with him.
"The results are better [than earlier in the week] but even if they were borderline we could not let him run - and they are not borderline."
More to follow. . .