Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 15:05 Sportingbet Tingle Creek Chase 2m

  • Winner £68,340 2nd £25,644 3rd £12,840 4th £6,396
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.70s
  • Off time: 15:07:02
15:05 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sprinter Sacre (FR) 4/11
2nd Kumbeshwar 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 22111-2 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Doeslessthanme (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 bt P F Nicholls J Tizzard 150 33/134.00
2 013401 Dark blue, emerald green hoop, hooped sleeves Idarah (USA) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 145 66/167.00
3 6826-62 Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap Kinkeel (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
13 11-7 A W Carroll Matthew Batchelor 69 200/1201.00
4 34F-2F1 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Kumbeshwar 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-7 b A King W Hutchinson 143 25/126.00
5 855111- Red, pink hoop and armlets Sanctuaire (FR) 224
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 166 11/43.75
6 3/11111- Red, Royal Blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap Sprinter Sacre (FR) 238
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 169 4/111.36
7 105415 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap His Excellency (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-1 D Pipe Hadden Frost 147 66/167.00

Verdict

Sanctuaire's 17-length defeat of Somersby in a Grade 2 over C&D in April was a real eye-opener and he is capable of further improvement this season. However, he looks to be up against something special here in SPRINTER SACRE. Nicky Henderson's charge has won nine of his 11 starts under Rules and all five races over fences. His defeat of the smart Cue Card in last season's Arkle Chase at Cheltenham was simply breathtaking and he was equally impressive in another Grade 1 at Aintree in April. Already a hot favourite for the Queen Mother Champion Chase, he should be too good for these. The others appear to be playing for places with Haydock winner Kumbeshwar preferred to Cheltenham second Doeslessthanme and the novice His Excellency.