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Horse racing at Sandown
Sandown Park racecourse first opened its doors in 1875 in Esher, Surrey. Although it hosts flat racing as well, it is the site of the traditional end of season meeting for British National Hunt. With Kempton Park possibly closing in the coming years, many of the prestigious jumps races from that venue could switch to Sandown. That means we might see the King George VI Chase held there in the future. For now, the top horse racing action at this course includes five Grade 1 contests; the Tolworth Hurdle in January, Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase in February, Celebration Chase in April, and Henry VIII Novices’ Chase and Tingle Creek Chase both in December. Three of those elite races give particular give real clues to Festival form, so Hurdle Bet make sure to point punters in the right direction. On the flat, meanwhile, are 10 Group races including the Coral-Eclipse in July at the highest level.
Sweet Sandown tips at Hurdle Bet
Get sublime Sandown tips courtesy of Hurdle Bet. January’s Tolworth Hurdle over an extended 2m open to novices can often prove an indicator to the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle, with Yorkhill scoring both last season. Finian’s Oscar for Colin Tizzard is fancied to do likewise this season. The Henry VIII Novices’ Chase, also over 2m, was won assertively by Altior and he is fancied to continue his novice chasing campaign in style with victory in the Arkle Challenge Trophy, the second race on day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival. As for the Tingle Creek Chase, this can throw up Cheltenham Gold Cup or even Queen Mother Champion Chase winners. All-time great horses, including Desert Orchid and Kauto Star, scooped the Tingle Creek before going on to land the big one at Prestbury Park. Recent Tingle Creek victors Sprinter Sacre and Dodging Bullets took the day 2 Cheltenham Festival feature, so where will Un De Sceaux be aimed by Willie Mullins? Hurdle Bet considers all this and more, so Sandown tips really do shape the Festival.