The Tingle Creek Chase is to be held at Cheltenham racecourse this year due to the snow.

The race was due to take place tomorrow (Saturday 4 December) at Sandown Park, but because of the bad weather the course was forced to abandon the meeting.

The Grade One Tingle Creek Chase will now be staged at Cheltenham on Saturday 11 December.

Cheltenham’s Managing Director, Edward Gillespie, said: “The Tingle Creek Chase is the target for the best two-mile chasers in the first half of the season. Cheltenham is delighted to save this important Grade One contest.

The Tingle Creek Chase has been run at Cheltenham once before due to abandonment at Sandown, in 2000, when Flagship Uberalles won.

Simon Claisse, Cheltenham’s clerk of the course and director of racing, hopes the weather will improve. “We are doing everything we can to try and stage The International,” he said.

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