Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Punters Left Up Tingle Creek As Douvan Disappears

Some punters will be left frustrated as Douvan will miss the Tingle Creek.

Douvan got to as short as 4-7 with William Hill for the Tingle Creek after sustained support after the five-day declarations (having originally been priced at 7-2), but there was a swing in the betting throughout Wednesday that saw Un De Sceaux supported in from 5-1 to 2-1.

After the fluctuations, Douvan was ultimately not declared for Saturday’s race at Sandown and Un De Sceaux has strengthened to 13-8 favourite.

“After the dramatic market moves over the past few days, punters now have a clearer view on the race and can make a more informed opinion, rather than just guessing which Mullins horse would run. You cannot blame Willie for running the horse he feels is best for the race and nor can you blame him for keeping those plans to himself. Punters who have backed Douvan have lost out, but those who have got 5-1 for Un De Sceaux are sitting pretty. It’s a very risky game trying to second-guess Willie Mullins.” 

Tingle Creek Chase: 13-8 Un De Sceaux, 5-2 Sire De Grugy, 10-3 Ar Mad, 5-1 God’s Own, 25-1 Sir Valentino, Vibrato Valtat, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)