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2021 Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown: the runners, the odds, the verdict

Chacun Pour Soi (left) and Nube Negra: market leaders for Saturday's Tingle Creek Chase
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The Betfair Tingle Creek Chase (2.25 Saturday) is a much-loved winter highlight won by somestellarnames including Moscow Flyer, Sprinter Sacre, Un De Sceaux and Altior. This year's race promises to be a true corker, with top-class Irish raider Chacun Pour Soi taking on Champion Chase second Nube Negra. Who will come out on top at Sandown?

3.00 Sandown Saturday: Tingle Creek Chase racecard and betting

1Captain Guinness

Useful second-season chaser; won Grade 3 at Naas four weeks ago; this is harder

Trainer:Henry de Bromhead
Jockey:Rachael Blackmore

2Chacun Pour Soi

Thoroughly dominant on Irish soil; below-par third in Champion Chase on sole British start

Trainer:Willie Mullins
Jockey:Patrick Mullins
Odds:11-10 favourite


Below par on reappearance but progressive otherwise; won notable race here in April

Trainer:Paul Nicholls
Jockey:Bryony Frost

4 Hitman

Still only five; remains open to further progress; could go well with tongue-tie applied

Trainer:Paul Nicholls
Jockey:Harry Cobden

5 Nube Negra

Shade unlucky in the Champion Chase; gained compensation in the Shloer; improvingseven-year-old

Trainer:Dan Skelton
Jockey:Harry Skelton

The verdict

Chacun Pour Soi has excellent claims on his Irish form but he ran below par on his sole British start. Nube Negra is preferred.

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