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When is The Tingle Creek Chase 2021?

Betfair Tingle Creek Chase takes place on Saturday 4th December 2020 with the race starting at 2.25pm during The Tingle Creek Christmas Festival at Sandown Racecourse.

This is a Grade 1 race run over 1 mile and 7 and a half furlongs.  It is open to horses aged fours years and over.

Last year's winner took home prize money of £68340.

A whopping 10 winners trained puts Paul Nicholls as the leading trainer for the Tingle Creek Chase, which includes a 6 year winning straight between 2005 and 2010.  Top Jockey goes to two riders, Barry Geraghty and Ruby Walsh each celebrating 4 wins.


Tingle Creek Chase Previous Winners

In 2000 and 2010 the race was run at Cheltenham

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Sandown1m7½fGood To Soft667/211-71612(1)32d
Sandown1m7½fGood To Soft685/411-71692(2)224d
Sandown1m7½fGood To Soft79100/3011-71662(1)32d
Sandown2mGood To Soft7911/811-71771(1)28d
Cheltenham2m½fGood To Soft9710/1111-71781(0)21d
Sandown2mGood To Soft754/711-71861(0)246d
Sandown2mGood To Soft7102/111-706(3)27d
Sandown2mGood To Soft677/211-71672(0)224d


Tingle Creek Chase Stats and Trends

Tingle Creek Chase

12 Year Trends and Statistics (2010 was run at Cheltenham)

  • Age – 12 of the last 12 winners were aged between 6 and 9.
  • Sex – All of the last 12 winners were geldings.
  • Trainer – Paul Nichols has won the race 5 times in the last 12 years and 10 times since 1999.
  • Horse – Multiple winners are common and 2 have won twice the last 12 years. 
  • Country – 9 of the last 12 winners were bred in France and that is too big a stat to ignore, 2 in Ireland and 1 in Great Britain..
  • Colour – 7 of the last 12 winners were bay..
  • Weight Carried – All of the last 12 winners carried 11st 7lb which is no surprise as they run off level weight apart from the occasional mare which gets an allowance.
  • Headgear – None of the last 12 winners wore any headgear. 
  • Days Since Last Run – 8 of the last 12 winners had run between 16 and 45 days ago the other 4 had been off the track at least 181 days. 
  • Last Run Form –6 of the last 12 winners had won last time out, 11 of them finished in the first 3 last time.
  • Official Rating – 9 of the last 12 winners had an official rating between 166 and 178.

    Tingle Creek Chase Results

    Betfair Tingle Creek Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)
    Distance: 1m7½f (3419 yards +15 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £68340 Direction: Right Handed
    Runners: 5    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 1    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
    Winners Time: 3 mins 58.14s   Avg OR: 159     Median OR: 158

    Full Results: 

    NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
    51stPolitologue (FR)911-7TT169Nicholls, P FSkelton, Harry11/8 (Fav)2.281.45
    made all and jumped well, pressed on run to 2 out but quickened, responded well to pressure and stayed on strongly BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 2.98
    42nd7Greaneteen (FR)611-7158Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry5/23.932.10
    close up in third until going second after 3 out (usual 4 out), travelled well to press leader before 2 out, chased winner but awkward last, one pace BF IP MIN 1.79 BF IP MAX 1000
    63rd1.75Rouge Vif (FR)611-7TT164Whittington, HSheehan, Gavin3/14.502.01
    sat outside leader until losing second after jumping 3 out (usual 4 out), rallied to challenge for second 2 out, not quicken but stayed on same pace BF IP MIN 2.9 BF IP MAX 1000
    34th9Castlegrace Paddy (IRE)911-7TT154Fahy, P ACooper, Bryan J10/115.933.93
    settled in fourth, headway and travelling well enough passing omitted 3 out, soon ridden and no extra BF IP MIN 10 BF IP MAX 1000
    25th4.25Brewinupastorm (IRE)711-7TT148Murphy, OllyColeman, A18/126.057.40
    in rear, mistake 3rd, slightly detached from remainder of field, began to struggle 3 out (usual 4 out) and weakened BF IP MIN 24 BF IP MAX 1000

    Betfair Tingle Creek Chase (Grade 1)
    Distance: 1m7½f (3419 yards +10 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £84405 Dir: Right Handed
    Runners: 8    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 1    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
    Winners Time: 3 mins 59.00s   Avg OR: 164     Median OR: 165

    1 Defi Du Seuil 2/1F
    2 Un De Sceaux 3/1
    3 Waiting Patiently 11/1
    8 ran Distances: nk, ¾l, 8l

    Full Results: 

    NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
    11stDefi Du Seuil (FR)611-7163Hobbs, P JGeraghty, B J2/1 (Fav)3.551.62
    tracked leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, driven to challenge between last 2, led after last, soon ridden, kept on, all out to hold on near finish BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 5.6
    72ndNKUn De Sceaux (FR)1111-7171Mullins, W PTownend, P3/14.201.68
    led to 1st, tracked leader, led again before 3 out, driven when strongly pressed between last 2, headed after last, soon ridden, rallied towards finish, just held BF IP MIN 1.77 BF IP MAX 150
    83rd0.75Waiting Patiently (IRE)811-7CkPc166Jefferson, RuthHughes, Brian11/115.003.50
    held up in touch, headway after 4 out, went 3rd next, one pace between last 2, ridden and rallied closing stages, finished well, not quite reach front pair BF IP MIN 5 BF IP MAX 1000
    34th8Janika (FR)611-7166Henderson, N JBowen, James C9/25.932.21
    chased leaders, lost place briefly after 3rd, driven and outpaced after 3 out, well held in 4th between last 2 BF IP MIN 3 BF IP MAX 890
    55th9Politologue (FR)811-7Hood TT166Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry5/18.402.01
    tracked leaders on outside, driven and lost place after 3 out, soon outpaced, never able to get back on terms BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 890
    66th4.5Sceau Royal (FR)711-7164King, AJacob, Daryl10/112.003.25
    held up in touch, chased leaders on outside 3 out, soon driven and outpaced, never able to challenge, ridden and weakened after last BF IP MIN 10 BF IP MAX 890
    27th1.25Dolos (FR)611-7TT158Nicholls, P FSkelton, Harry25/129.746.60
    tracked leaders on inside, hit 9th, not fluent and lost place next, behind 3 out, no danger after BF IP MIN 21 BF IP MAX 1000
    48th41Ornua (IRE)811-7154Bromhead, Henry DeColeman, A25/154.367.93
    led 1st, headed before 3 out, soon lost place, weakened from next, tailed off BF IP MIN 12.5 BF IP MAX 890

    Tingle Creek Chase Tips

    Early declarations are in and 14 are currently in the race but that could be a lot less by race day.

    2018 winner ALTIOR heads the market, at 10 years old the chasing superstar bucks the age trend but ticks the rest of the boxes. If things do not go right on the day it could be down to the Paul Nicholls pair of GREANTEEN and POLITOLOGUE to pick up the pieces with slight preference for the latter who won this race in 2017.

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    Tingle Creek Christmas Festival Race Card:

    Friday 3rd December
    Opening Day

    12.45pmThe Sandown Park Amateur Riders’ Handicap Chase3 miles
    1.15pmThe Londesborough Handicap Chase2 miles
    1.50pmThe Ripley Novices’ Handicap Chase2 miles 4 furlongs
    2.25pmThe Ballymore Winter Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)2 miles 4 furlongs
    3.00pmThe Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier)2 miles 7 furlongs
    3.35pmThe Elmbridge Mares’ Handicap Hurdle2 miles 4 furlongs

    Saturday 4th December
    Tingle Creek Saturday

    12.05pmThe Sandown Park Introductory Juvenile Hurdle2 miles
    12.40pmThe Ewell ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle2 miles
    1.15pmThe Claygate Novices’ Handicap Hurdle2 miles
    1.50pmThe Planteur at Chapel Stud Henry VIII Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)2 miles
    2.25pmThe Betfair Tingle Creek Chase (Grade 1)2 miles
    3.00pmThe Betfair London National Chase3 miles 4 furlongs
    3.35pmThe December Handicap Hurdle (Listed)2 miles

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