Sandown showdown on track
Last Updated: 04/12/12 1:22pm
Sprinter Sacre: Sandown hopeful
Big guns Sprinter Sacre and Sanctuaire feature among 10 entries for the Sportingbet Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on Saturday after the Grade One contest was re-opened.
The two brilliant two-milers will put their 100% records over fences on the line at the Esher venue in an eagerly-awaited showdown.
The Nicky Henderson-trained Sprinter Sacre was a superb winner of the Arkle Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival while Sanctuaire has yet to put a foot wrong since Paul Nicholls switched him to the bigger obstacles.
Nicholls has also entered Doeslessthanme and Henderson also has a second string in French Opera.
The numbers are made up by Escort'men, Gracchus, Idarah, Kinkeel, Kumbeshwar and His Excellency.