Altior and Special Tiara head a field of four for Saturday’s Celebration Chase at Sandown

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Altior faces just three other runners but they include reigning Champion Chaser Special Tiara who won this race back in 2015

ALTIOR and Special Tiara are set to do battle in a fascinating Celebration Chase at Sandown on Saturday. 

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The race may be lacking in numbers with just four runners but it makes up for it in class with Arkle winner Altior and reigning Champion Chaser Special Tiara.

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Altior wings a fence on the way to winning the Arkle

Special Tiara won the race back in 2015 and has had a break following his Cheltenham heroics.


Altior’s trainer Nicky Henderson is looking for back-to-back wins in the race after Sprinter Sacre‘s victory last year.

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Henderson can also rely on Vaniteux.

Completing the field is Paul Nicholls’ San Benedeto who won the Grade 1 Maghull Novices Chase at Aintree on his last start.

 

 



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