Star duo Sprinter Sacre and Sanctuaire to take Tingle Creek test
Sprinter Sacre and Sanctuaire will face off in Saturday's Sportingbet Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown.
Last Updated: 06/12/12 11:14am
The handicapper has the pair rated only 3lb apart, with Nicky Henderson's Arkle winner Sprinter Sacre just ahead of the Paul Nicholls-trained Sanctuaire.
Sprinter Sacre appears to have the chasing world at his feet having gone unbeaten through his novice season, with a victory against his elders in the Game Spirit Chase also on his record.
Sanctuaire has only had three races over fences but has looked a natural.
His 17-length victory over Victor Chandler Chase winner Somersby in the Celebration Chase over the course and distance showcased his talents in full.
Nicholls also runs the Graham Wylie-owned Doeslessthanme, second to Wishfull Thinking at Cheltenham first time out this season.
Alan King saddles Kumbeshwar, who recovered from a shocking fall at Kempton to win next time out at Haydock, while David Pipe is represented by the four-year-old His Excellency.
The seven-runner field is completed by the Venetia Williams-trained Idarah and Tony Carroll's Kinkeel.