Tingle Creek Chase Date is 7th December 2019


Type: Grade 1 National Hunt Steeplechase (1m 7f)


Trial race for Queen Mother Champion Chase

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General Race Info


Runners & Tips


Stats & Trends

Past Winners

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2019 Tingle Creek Chase General Info

As one of the most important races, not only in its own right but also as a huge forerunner towards the Champion Chase at Cheltenham, the Tingle Creek Chase remains crucial for punters as well as for owners, trainers and jockeys.

Run as usual over two miles with thirteen fences to be taken, Sandown Park’s Tingle Creek Chase 2019 will take place on Saturday December 7th and is worth a cool £150,000. The event is run as part of the Tingle Creek Festival with Sandown staging two days of top-class racing including the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase and the Ballymore Winter Novices’ Hurdle.

This race really does attract those who sit at the top table of National Hunt racing and as such, it has been won in the past by subsequent Cheltenham Festival winners Flagship Uberalles, Kauto Star and Altior among others.

2019 Tingle Creek Chase Key Runners

Entries will appear here when they are available, but it’s expected that these eight will be high on the list.

Horse Age Jockey Trainer
Defi Du Seuil 6 TBC Philip Hobbs
Duc Des Genievres 6 TBC Willie Mullins
Dynamite Dollars 6 TBC Paul Nicholls
Janika 6 TBC Nicky Henderson
Politologue 8 TBC Paul Nicholls
Saint Calvados 6 TBC Harry Whittingdon
Sceau Royal 7 TBC Alan King
Un De Sceaux 11 TBC Willie Mullins

 2019 Tingle Creek Chase Tips

The two-mile chase division could well prove to be a very strong one and as such, regardless of some runners almost certainly defecting from this race, it promises to be competitive.

Defi Du Seuil (2/1)

Currently Cheltenham November Meeting winner Defi Du Seuil is the general 2/1 favourite and he looks solid, but at that price he represents no value based on what he’s achieved so far.

Un De Sceaux (5/2)

Un De Sceaux is just behind at around 5/2 and was as good as ever when winning at Punchestown in April, but at eleven years old he’s unlikely to get any better.

Politologue (5/1)

Paul Nicholls remains at the very top of his game as a trainer and he may be the angle to take for the Tingle Creek 2019. At around 5/1 his Politologue is well fancied for this and is certainly one to watch, but at bigger odds the smarter ante post play is likely to be his Dynamite Dollars.

Dynamite Dollars

Only a six-year-old with very low mileage, Dynamite Dollars arguably has more improvement in him than anything else on this list and as a winner of four of his 5 chase races he certainly has a winning mentality, making him the value call at this early stage.

Tingle Creek Chase Ante Post Bet: DYNAMITE DOLLARS

Tingle Creek Chase Stats & Trends

Leading trainer Paul Nicholls has a particular knack with these two-mile chasers and he is the all-time leading trainer in this race with ten wins.

Given the quality of the runners on show, it’s unlikely that the Tingle Creek 2019 will be won by an outsider. In fact, 9 favourites have won this race since 2000 and the average SP of winners is just 5/2 in this period, so don’t go searching for perceived value for the sake of it.

A couple of exceptional horses have won this race at 9-10 years of age or as young as 5, but it is important to note that 12 of the last 19 winners have been aged 6-8 which is when the majority are peaking at this distance.

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Tingle Creek 2019 Betting

 The Tingle Creek Chase 2019 will be a huge event and, as the feature race of the day, it will qualify for bet365’s enticing ‘Feature Race 4/1’ offer. If you should find a Tingle Creek Chase winner at 4/1+, bet365 will give you a free bet to the same stake up to £50.

Sport Nation are trying to make their way in the UK market and they will be offering Best Odds Guaranteed on ITV live races, which this will qualify for, but it’s important to note many other major firms will be offering the same deal which is terrific for punters.

Past Tingle Creek Chase Winners

On his way to winning the Desert Orchid, the Clarence House and the Champion Chase once again, unbeaten superstar Altior took the 2018 Tingle Creek Chase in his usual style.

Nicky Henderson’s gelding went off at 8/13 that day, something we could even call good value where he is concerned, beating Un De Sceaux into second place who could be back for another crack in the Tingle Creek December 2019 version. Here are past Tingle Creek Chase winners, along with their subsequent Festival performance:

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Festival Performance
2018 Altior 8 Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson 1st in Champion Chase
2017 Politologue 6 Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls 4th in Champion Chase
2016 Un De Sceaux 8 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins 1st in Ryanair Chase
2015 Sire De Grugy 9 Jamie Moore Gary Moore 8th in Champion Chase
2014 Dodging Bullets 6 Sam Twiston-Davies Paul Nicholls 7th in Champion Chase
2013 Sire De Grugy 7 Jamie Moore Gary Moore 1st in Champion Chase
2012 Sprinter Sacre 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson 1st in Champion Chase
2011 Sizing Europe 9 Andrew Lynch Henry De Bromhead 2nd in Champion Chase
2010 Master Minded 7 Noel Fehily Paul Nicholls 8th in Champion Chase