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Betfair Tingle Creek Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £99662.5
  • 1m 7f 99y
  • Class 1
  • 4 runners
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Betfair Tingle Creek Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

1/3 (Won)

  • Win: £1.30

Form: 1211-1 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 170

Form & Verdict

Strode well clear to beat Edwardstone and Nube Negra in the Grade 2 Shloer at Cheltenham (soft) last month, taking career record to 12-14; two from two at Sandown, having won the Henry VIII on this card last year and Celebration Chase in April; continues to progress on ratings and looks set to further strengthen his Champion Chase claims.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Jonbon

11st 10lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Acts on any going; powerful force in the 2m division and has won Grade 1 contests (hurdle/chase) at this meeting for the last two years; badly let down by his jumping at Cheltenham last time out, then missed the Champion Chase (one of several non-runners during a nightmare week for Nicky Henderson); hardly comes here on a high, therefore, but holds the best chance provided he's in top form; the new trip is worth exploring judged on pedigree.

2/1

4

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 62y

Class 1

14:25 Cheltenham

Jonbon

11st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Progressive every season; has justified very short odds in the Shloer at this venue and Tingle Creek at Sandown this season, cementing his Champion Chase credentials and taking overall record to 13-15 (7-8 as a chaser); his only defeats were at the hands of similarly distinguished rivals at the last two Cheltenham Festivals; versatile ground-wise; top on ratings and comfortably surpasses these older rivals in terms of strike-rate.

2/7

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Form: 1U25-2 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 165

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly on ground softer than good; flopped in the 2023 Champion Chase and, although performing better, proved no match for Jonbon in the Shloer on reappearance; however, he's 2-2 at Sandown having been impressive in the Henry VIII in 2021 and this contest last year; could well raise his game back here.

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3

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Edwardstone

11st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Has won on good ground, raced mostly on softer; brings a couple of negative points, having disappointed in this race 12 months ago and been beaten twice by Jonbon this term; however, he's high class on his day, having won the Arkle (over C&D) and Tingle Creek in 2022, and relished the belated switch to front-running in the Game Spirit at Newbury (Grade 2; unchallenged) last month when jumping well and remaining clear from a long way out; relatively unexposed under such tactics and may prove hard to peg back granted a similar ride.

6/1

1st

2

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Edwardstone

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Failed to settle and soundly beaten when back up to 2m4f in Kempton Grade 2 last month; this two-time Grade 1 winner was previously a good second to Jonbon in the Grade 1 Tingle Creek at Sandown (1m7f, heavy) and holds leading claims if producing a performance of that ilk.

13/8

4th

1

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:07 Kempton

Edwardstone

11st 8lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

High-class 2m chaser on his day, winner of the Arkle and Tingle Creek in 2022; has played second fiddle to Jonbon in both starts this season and now turns his attention away from the Champion Chase route to a possible Ryanair tilt, with the rethink on distance a logical move at this point; ran well over hurdles on sole 2m4f attempt; withdrawn twice due to good ground, raced mainly on softer; top on peak form.

5/2

Form: U211-F D BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Progressive novice chaser last season, winning twice (good/heavy); still held a fighting chance when final-fence faller in Cheltenham handicap on reappearance and could well rate higher still; faces a stiffer assignment upped in class but brings an attractive profile.

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4

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Kempton

Haddex Des Obeaux

11st 10lb

T: Nicky Henderson

3rd

3

9th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Haddex Des Obeaux

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Gary Moore

Progressive novice chaser last season, winning twice (good/heavy); still held a fighting chance when final-fence faller in Cheltenham handicap on reappearance and could well rate higher still; faces a stiffer assignment upped in class but brings an attractive profile.

14/1

0

3

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 2

13:15 Cheltenham

Haddex Des Obeaux

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

By the same sire as the stable's star 2m chaser Editeur Du Gite; looked seriously progressive when making all in 2m handicaps at Doncaster (good) and Warwick (heavy), with his jumping particularly impressive the last time; whacked up 10lb for that latest success but looks to have Graded-race potential.

11/4

Form: /12P-3 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 158

Form & Verdict

Some way behind Jonbon and Edwardstone last month when bidding for a third success in the Shloer; smart on his day and went close in the 2021 Champion Chase but has not matched that form since; only fourth of five in this race two years ago.

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5

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 62y

Class 1

14:25 Cheltenham

Nube Negra

11st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Dan Skelton

Soft/heavy going wasn't ideal in his two runs against Jonbon this season, including when attempting a third success in the Shloer; back in better form at Kempton (good to soft) most recently, beating all bar Editeur Du Gite in the Desert Orchid for the second year running; an even drier surface would heighten interest, as he's 4-5 on good ground over fences.

16/1

2nd

6

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Kempton

Nube Negra

11st 8lb

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders, on outer after 4th, outpaced home turn, rallied approaching last, kept on well and went second final stride

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £16.00
Straight Forecast £21.60
Trifecta £23.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Jonbon

Telegraph:

Boothill

TOPSPEED:

Edwardstone

RP RATINGS:

Jonbon

POSTDATA:

Jonbon

LAMBOURN:

Jonbon

The Times:

Jonbon

The Guardian:

Jonbon

Daily Mail:

Jonbon

D Express:

Jonbon

Daily Mirror:

Jonbon

The Sun:

Jonbon

The Star:

Jonbon

Daily Record:

Jonbon