Sacre and Sanctuaire to meet in Creek

Tue 4th Dec 2012, 14:49
Sprinter Sacre
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,

Flemenstar and Champs clash on in Durkan

A mouth-watering clash between Flemenstar and Sir Des Champs is on the cards after nine remained in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown this Sunday.