Exeter among four meetings set to go ahead
ALTIOR will face just three rivals as he bids to continue his quite remarkable winning streak in what promises to be a fascinating affair for the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown tomorrow.
Nicky Henderson’s topclass performer has won all of his nine starts over fences and his last 14 races in all.
Last term’s Queen Mother Champion Chase hero signed off that campaign by lifting the Celebration Chase for the second year running at Sandown in April, but has not been gifted an easy task on his return to action.
Heading the talented trio that take him on is Irish raider Un De Sceaux, winner of this coveted prize in 2016.
Willie Mullins’ trailblazer has been successful nine times at the top level, the latest coming in the BoyleSports Champion Chase at Punches- town in April, when he lowered the colours of his top stablemate Douvan.
Harry Whittington’s Saint Calvados likes to make the running and he is fresh from an all-the-way win at Naas.
Alan King is pitching in Sceau Royal following his victory in the Shloer Chase at Cheltenham last month on his first start since January.
The sponsors make Altior the 8-11 favourite with Un De Sceaux at 9-2. Sceau Royal is 5-1 and Saint Calvados 6-1.
Altior heads the field for the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown