Talking Horses: Altior absence opens way for a Tingle Creek upset

By: Chris Cook and Greg Wood Saturday 5 December 2020

Brewin’upastorm may be able to take advantage of a suddenly winnable Grade One against unconvincing rivals

The puzzling, disconcerting decision to take Altior out of Saturday’s Tingle Creek leaves us with a race in which none of the five runners is entirely convincing. Politologue is a short price for a horse with one win from his last seven starts and might easily need this first run back.

A chance is taken at double-figure odds on Brewin’upastorm (2.25), a classy hurdler who always looked likely to make a better chaser. Inexperience caught him out in the Arkle but he faces half as many rivals here and his stable is going a lot better than when he made a disappointing reappearance.

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