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2020 Tingle Creek Odds - Altior the hot-favourite to win again at Sandown

  • We take a look through the betting for the 2020 Tingle Creek Chase
  • This Grade One takes place at Sandown on Saturday 5th December
  • 2018 winner Altior is the early 6/4 favourite
  • Greaneteen, Politologue and Rouge Vif could all run
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Altior winning the Tingle Creek in 2018. (Getty)

We bring you the latest 2020 Tingle Creek Chase odds, where former winner Altior is the firm favourite.

The Tingle Creek was first run at Sandown in 1979, and has been an integral race in the National Hunt racing calendar ever since. This Grade One has often been used a starting point for future Champion Chaser, with the names of Desert Orchid, Master Minded, Moscow Flyer and Sprinter Sacre standing out on the illustrious honours list.

2020 Tingle Creek Odds


Name
Best Odds
Altior6/4
Greaneteen9/2
Politologue5/1
Rouge Vif8/1
Defi Du Seuil10/1
Duc Des Genievres12/1
Bar16/1

*Odds taken from Betfair on 28/11/20*

2020 Tingle Creek Favourite

Altior tops the market for Saturday's renewal of the Tingle Creek, after proving he was back to full fitness during a work session at Newbury earlier this month. Nicky Henderson's star won this race in 2018, before going on to win his second Champion Chase at Cheltenham.

The team decided to target the 1965 Chase last season, where Altior suffered his first ever defeat over fences at the hands of Cyrname. With that plan well and truly scrapped, Henderson will tread the tried and tested route with his ten-year-old this term, and a fully-fit Altior will be very hard to beat.

2020 Tingle Creek Runners

With Altior and Chacun Pour Soi out of the picture, many expected Defi Du Seuil to win the 2020 Champion Chase. Yet, as the favourite floundered, it was Politologue - winner of the Tingle Creek in 2017 - who made all to win the Queen Mother in decisive fashion.

Despite that Festival success, it's Paul Nicholls' second-string Greaneteen who sits closest to Altior in the Tingle Creek betting. Nicholls' six-year-old won the Haldon Gold Cup rather cosily on his reappearance, and clearly has more progression to find over the upcoming campaign.

Rouge Vif proved he was much better than a handicapper at Cheltenham last month, powering to a decisive win off a mark of 156. Harry Whittington's charge skipped the Shloer Chase when the ground became heavy, and will have to be watched carefully if there's dry ground at Sandown.

Defi Du Seuil had to be pulled up in the Shloer Chase, his second poor performance in two starts around Cheltenham. There's clearly something amiss with Philip Hobbs' star, and it's unlikely he will even run again before Christmas.

Duc Des Genievres almost stole the Shloer Chase from the front, and looks worthy of a run at Grade One level. Waiting Patiently hasn't been seen since that fast-finishing third behind Defi Du Seuil and Un De Sceaux here last season, and could make his reappearance.

Other possible runners include Olly Murphy's Brewin'Upastorm, Colin Tizzard's Fox Norton, and Irish raider Castlegrace Paddy, who lowered A Plus Tard's colours on his reappearance.
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