Tingle Creek Day | It’s Courageous to tackle Seasca

Tingle Creek

It’s been a tricky time to be a Jumps fan lately with abandonments and poor climate sweeping the nation, although assistance is on the best way due to Tingle Creek Day on Saturday.

Eight races from Sandown plus a great Aintree card makes this weekend one to get pleasure from, and that’s earlier than we even take into consideration the return of El Fabiolo within the Hilly Approach on Sunday.

As regular, a number of horses are grabbing my consideration forward of the beginning of play, so let’s discuss them.


1:30 Aintree – Courageous Seasca @ 4/1 with William Hill – 1pt Win

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The fifth race at Aintree on Saturday might expertise a case of Déjà vu as Courageous Seasca is seeking to win the competition for the second yr in a row.

The eight-year-old received final yr’s renewal off a mark of 146 in a cushty method on floor that was most likely as fast as he would have preferred it.

Courageous Seasca breezes as much as win Boylesports Each day Cash Again 2nd Handicap Chase for @GavinSheehan92 🥇🐴#ITVRacing | @AintreeRaces | @VenetiaWRacing pic.twitter.com/WhMlFjhRWl

— ITV Racing (@itvracing) December 3, 2022

12 months on, Venetia Williams’ skilled chaser returns to the scene of the crime off a one-pound decrease mark due to a pleasant show of leniency from the handicapper.

Moreover, he comes into Saturday’s activity with the good thing about race health on his aspect after a run within the Grade 2 Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter the place he raced the widest of all of them earlier than fading resulting from a scarcity of health.

With the yard in a good degree of type in the intervening time, Courageous Seasca is an aesthetic horse and appears well-handicapped on final season’s proof.


1:50 Sandown – JPR One @ 7/4 with William Hill – 2pt Win

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As talked about on Wednesday’s Solely Fools Love Horses video, JPR One was highlighted as one among my greatest bets for the weekend at an ante-post stage.

Not a lot has modified since I stated this as I nonetheless imagine he’s the almost certainly winner primarily based on what he has proven over fences to date.

The enhancing six-year-old received on heavy floor at Newton Abbot to begin the season earlier than his promising effort at Cheltenham when he infamously unshipped Brendan Powell after the final fence.

Catastrophe on the final! 😮

JPR One jumps so properly however unseats Brendan Powell on the closing fence.

Homme Public takes benefit to win the SSS Tremendous Alloys Arkle Problem Trophy Trial Novices’ Chase 🥇

Happily, Powell and JPR One are up and are okay#ITVRacing | @JoshGuerriero pic.twitter.com/Fyql2E1U4X

— ITV Racing (@itvracing) November 17, 2023

Though a number of folks questioned why he was given 11 kilos by the handicapper, a penalty of someplace in that area is comprehensible as he would have seemingly bolted up if not for his mistake.

Moreover, JPR One has good type from his time over hurdles and even completed an in depth second to Datsalrightgino, this season’s Coral Gold Cup winner, at Cheltenham in December 2021.

Though circumstances will doubtless go well with Colonel Harry, tender floor ought to be no challenge for JPR One and he deserves his big-race success.


3:35 Sandown – Fontaine Collonges @ 3/1 with BetVictor – 2pt Win

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This yr’s renewal of the London Nationwide is a decent handicap as 9 of the highest 10 horses within the handicap are inside seven kilos of one another.

So, who appears to be like like the very best horse on the prime of the handicap? In my eyes, with tender floor on the agenda, Fontaine Collonges is the one I’m protecting onside for an across-the-card Venetia Williams double.

The eight-year-old progressed properly final season with three victories on good to tender, tender, and heavy floor.

The most recent of those occurred in November 2022 on her first begin of the season the place she beat The Huge Breakaway at Haydock; Joe Tizzard’s secure star went on to complete second within the Welsh Grand Nationwide to frank the shape.

Thriller!! 👀

Fontaine Collonges gives @VenetiaWRacing with a primary winner since April, getting the higher of a titanic tussle with The Huge Breakaway beneath @tommyscu @haydockraces @Betfair

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— Racing TV (@RacingTV) November 19, 2022

Following an attention-grabbing fourth to Remastered at Kempton and two poor runs to complete the season, Williams has given her a wind-op over the summer time forward of her seasonal reappearance on Saturday.

For a horse who clearly goes wells recent, Ned Fox will take off a beneficial 5 kilos within the saddle so as to add to her lenient handicap mark of 133, all of which suggests Fontaine Collonges has an important likelihood to choose up her fifth profession success.

Author: Patrick Thomas