Sandown will be the venue for a high-quality seven-race card on Saturday
Sandown will be the venue for a high-quality seven-race card on Saturday

It's Tingle Creek Day at Sandown on Saturday and there is a fantastic card from the Esher-based track, including the Grade One feature chase over 2m.

The Grade One Henry VIII Novices' Chase is a brilliant supporting contest and could also unearth a future star. Here are our five horses to follow.

12.05pm - Andy Stewart - Sandown Park's Great Friend "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle (2m)

MIGHT I made a winning start to his hurdles career in style at Newton Abbot (2m2½f) back in December. He was very impressive in that race, eventually scoring by 11 lengths. Connections have waited patiently for his next assignment.

This is obviously a stronger challenge as there are some unexposed runners in this field which could turn out to be good horses. Harry Fry's runner sets the standard with his maiden success and is the one they all have to beat. 

LiveScore Selection: Might I

1.15pm - Betfair My Odds Boost Novices' Handicap Hurdle (1m7½f)

Gary Moore's hurdler NATURALLY HIGH found it easier in handicap company last time out, breaking his maiden at the fourth attempt at Lingfield (2m). He has gone up 9lb for that seven-length win.

The son of Camelot looks capable of more, so he can defy his rise in the ratings for a repeat victory in this novice contest.

LiveScore Selection: Naturally High

1.50pm - Close Brothers Henry VIII Novices' Chase (1m7½f - Grade 1)

Grade Two winning chaser THIRD TIME LUCKI has been faultless over fences to date in his novice campaign. The Arkle contender will now be trying to capture his first Grade One success in the Henry VIII Novices' Chase.

Dan Skelton won this race 12 months ago with Allmankind. His latest novice chaser could go on to have even more success over fences, starting with this top-level contest.

LiveScore Selection: Third Time Lucki

2.25pm - Betfair Tingle Creek Chase (1m7½f - Grade 1)

The Tingle Creek has been won by some of the best 2m chasers in history. This year's renewal gives us a fascinating battle between Chacun Pour Soi and NUBE NEGRA. The latter is favoured of the two to prevail here as he is a horse who has not finished improving.

Willie Mullins' Irish raider clearly has strong claims, not just in this race, but also at the Cheltenham Festival in March. However, last year's Champion Chase runner-up is two years younger and his Shloer Chase performance was impressive. He can enhance his reputation further in this Grade One affair.

Nube Negra is expected to be one of the frontrunners in the Tingle Creek Chase
Nube Negra is expected to be one of the frontrunners in the Tingle Creek Chase

LiveScore Selection: Nube Negra

3.00pm - Betfair Exchange London National Handicap Chase (3m5f)

One of the few horses in this staying contest who has won over this distance is CHRISTMAS IN APRIL. There are no doubts over this chaser's stamina as he has prevailed over further than this trip.

Colin Tizzard's runner made a respectable seasonal reappearance at Carlisle (3m2f) back in October. He finished second of nine in that race. The nine-year-old will come on for that outing and is in with a great chance here.

LiveScore Selection: Christmas In April

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