Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

King Looking for Tingle Succes

There’s a chill in the air but trainer Alan King will be hoping for a festive warmer by landing the Tingle Creek at Sandown on Saturday. Balder Succes is William Hill’s 9-4 favourite for the Barbury Castle-based handler and there is market confidence behind his horse.


“Balder Succes is easily the best-backed horse for the Tingle Creek, but the eye-catcher is the well-supported Vukovar who has shortened to 7-1 from 20-1 since we opened a market at the start of the week,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Meanwhile in the Becher Chase, Mendip Express heads the betting at 9-1 with William Hill, with 10-1 second-favourite Chance Du Roy the most popular selection with early punters.


“There’s a good spread of money and it looks like it will be a wide-open betting race,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “We could see a real shake-up in the Grand National betting as the Becher is a key trial for Britain’s most famous race.”


Tingle Creek Chase: 9-4 Balder Succes, 4-1 Gods Own, 6-1 Oscar Whisky, 7-1 Vukovar, 8-1 Dodging Bullets, 9-1 Somersby, 16-1 Hinterland, Pepite Rose, Williams Wishes, 25-1 Third Intention, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Becher Handicap Chase: 9-1 Mendip Express, 10-1 Chance Du Roy, 11-1 Balbriggan, 12-1 Goonyella, Green Flag, Our Father, 14-1 Benbens,Just A Par, Saint Are, 16-1 Burton Port, Highland Lodge, Renard, 20-1 Alfie Spinner, Knock A Hand, Mr Moonshine, Shakalakaboomboom, The Package, 25-1 Across The Bay, Al Co, Ballybough Gorta, Kruzhlinin, Mon Parrain, Oscar Time, 40-1 Lion Na Bearnai, Master Neo, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Grand Sefton Handicap Chase: 6-1 Rebel Rebellion, 8-1 Rolling Aces, 10-1 Distime, Dolatulo, Persian Snow, 11-1 Bob Ford, 12-1 Bennys Mist, Champion Court, Hunt Ball, King Of The Wolds, 14-1 Kruzhlinin, Witness In Court, 16-1 Festive Affair, Foundation Man, Up To Something, 20-1 Cedre Bleu, 25-1 Poole Master, Tahiti Pearl, 33-1 Fairy Rath, Orpheus Valley, 66-1 Too Cool To Fool, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)