Douvan odds-on for Saturday’s Tingle Creek

Douvan: is a best-priced 4-6 favourite (from 3) for the Betfair Tingle Creek

PICTURE: Patrick McCann ( Douvan odds-on for Saturday's Tingle Creek By RACING POST STAFF 11:19AM 29 NOV 2016

WILLIE MULLINS' unbeaten chaser Douvan has been cut dramatically for Saturday's Betfair Tingle Creek at Sandown, with last season's Racing Post Arkle winner a best-priced 4-6 favourite (from 3).


The majority of firms make him an odds-on shot, but Mullins has not confirmed the Grade 1 will be Douvan's starting point this season. He told the Racing Post on Tuesday morning: "He is fine. We have not made a decision yet."

Sponsors Betfair, who have taken evasive action by going a shortest price 4-7, reported a flood of money for the superstar chaser. Spokesman Barry Orr said: "The two-mile chasing division appears to be at the mercy of Douvan and the market suggests that the Willie Mullins-trained horse is primed for a bold show.

"We have seen a flood of money for Douvan this morning and he now looks a very likely runner. We were 5-1 earlier in the week when this did not appear to be on his radar and Un De Sceaux looked like being Willie Mullins' runner. But having seen support at 5-1 and 3-1 this morning we have taken evasive action and he is now a 4-7 shot."

On Tuesday eight entries were confirmed for Saturday's Tingle Creek, with Douvan joined by stablemate Un De Sceaux and Gordon Elliott's fellow Irish raider The Game Changer.

The home team is headed by Gary Moore's pair of Sire De Grugy and Ar Mad, and rounded out by Paul Nicholls' Vibrato Valtat and the Tom George-trained pair God's Own and Sir Valentino.

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