Betfair Tingle Creek: Six declared for Saturday's showpiece but no Douvan

Un De Sceaux heads the market for Saturday's Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown
Un De Sceaux heads the market for Saturday's Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown

Douvan is a noticeable absentee from Saturday's Betfair-sponsored Tingle Creek Chase but it's his stablemate Un De Sceaux that heads a classy six-strong field after today's final declarations...

To win the Tingle Creek;

- Un De Sceaux 15/8
- Ar Mad 10/3
- God's Own 10/3
- Sire De Grugy 7/2
- Vibrato Valtat 16/1
- Sir Valentino 50/1

NRNB - 1/4 Odds, 2 Places

*odds correct as of 11:45 Thursday 1 December

A field of six runners has been declared for Saturday's Betfair-sponsored Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown, headed by the Willie Mullins-trained Un De Sceaux though stablemate Douvan - the subject of some intense market activity in midweek - will not run.

Betfair Spokesman Barry Orr commented today, "Final declarations have ended the Ante-Post uncertainty and with Douvan not declared it's his stablemate, Un De Sceaux, who heads an ultra-competitive market at 15/8"

Of the Gary Moore duo, preference is just for the front-running Ar Mad at 10/3."

Un De Sceaux had won a remarkable 14 consecutive races (when completing) before losing nothing in defeat when finishing second to the now retired Sprintre Scare in last year's Champion Chase, form that gives the eight-year-old an outstanding chance in Saturday's two mile showpiece.

Moore will saddle two of the market principles with Ar Mad just marginally preferred to 7/2 chance Sire De Grugy. The six-year-old enjoyed a breathtaking Novice campaign last season before injury ended all hope of a Cheltenham Festival appearance.

And with former Champion Chaser Sire De Grugy returning to form at Ascot last month, Moore looks to have a strong hand to play on Saturday.

The Tom George-trained God's Own, who lowered the colours of the brilliant Vautour - sadly no longer with us - in last season's Champion Chase at Punchestown also looks to have solid claims and is rated a 10/3 chance by the sponsors, who are now betting Non Runner No Bet.

Vibrato Valtat (16/1) and Sir Valentino (50/1) complete the six-strong line-up.

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