Sacre And Sanctuaire To Meet In Creek

Tue 4th Dec 2012, 14:49

Sprinter Sacre
©Healy Racing Photos
Big guns Sprinter Sacre and Sanctuaire feature among 10 entries for the Sportingbet Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on Saturday after the Grade One contest was re-opened.

The two brilliant two-milers will put their 100% records over fences on the line at the Esher venue in an eagerly-awaited showdown.

The Nicky Henderson-trained Sprinter Sacre was a superb winner of the Arkle Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival while Sanctuaire has yet to put a foot wrong since Paul Nicholls switched him to the bigger obstacles.

Nicholls has also entered Doeslessthanme and Henderson also has a second string in French Opera.

The numbers are made up by Escort'men, Gracchus, Idarah, Kinkeel, Kumbeshwar and His Excellency.

Paddy Power bet: 4-9 Sprinter Sacre, 5-2 Sanctuaire, 9 French Opera, 20 Doeslessthanme, Kumbeshwar, 25 His Excellency, 33 Idarah, 50 Escort'men, 100 Gracchus, 200 Kinkeel,

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