Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Double Handful

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Double Handful

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Byline: John Shaw's racing betting column in association with

T'S a shame today's Tingle Creek at Sandown will go off without one of racing's brightest stars in Willie Mullins' Un De Sceaux.

IGAMBLING The seven-year-old left the field in his wake when winning the Arkle in March and has won on all but one of his 14 starts to date.

WISDOM"Horses and jockeys earlier than people why horses are racetracks at the and jockeys before old enough to Dick Beddoes The race is poorer in his absence but, from a betting point of view, and let's face it is there any other view we take it opens the race right up.

That leaves the Paul Nichollstrained VIBRATO VALTAT as the new favourite, and a very worthy one at that.

Nicholls has won the Tingle Creek on nine occasions seven times in the last decade.

He knows exactly what it takes to win this race and he's not the type of trainer to talk down his chances.

Nicholls has gone on record as saying his horse deserves to be favourite and holds a 'big chance' of winning and I'm inclined to agree with him. …

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