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Defi Du Seuil can silence the doubters on his ability to be a top two-miler by beating some talented and more experienced campaigners in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown. (stock photo)
Defi Du Seuil can silence the doubters on his ability to be a top two-miler by beating some talented and more experienced campaigners in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown. (stock photo)

By Keith Hamer

Defi Du Seuil can silence the doubters on his ability to be a top two-miler by beating some talented and more experienced campaigners in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown.

Because his two Grade One victories over fences have come over two and a half miles, both at the main expense of Gold Cup favourite Lostintranslation, his critics do not think he has the speed to be effective at this trip.

Philip Hobbs' charge was a three-time scorer at the highest level in his novice hurdle days, including in the Triumph at Cheltenham, when he went through that season unbeaten.

He went some way to putting the record straight when he made a winning reappearance in the Shloer Chase, with Politologue back in second.

Defi Du Seuil is sure to have come on for that first run since May and he can see off all-comers to cement his prospects for more honours, including the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

One For Arthur can make a winning return to Aintree in the Randox Becher Handicap Chase.

AINTREE: 11.30 Chance A Tune, 12.00 Atlanta Ablaze, 12.30 Sammy Bill, 1.00 Mount Mews, 1.30 One For Arthur, 2.05 Galice Macalo, 2.40 Native River, 3.15 Ultragold.

CHEPSTOW: 12.20 Domaine De L'Isle, 12.55 Jepeck, 1.25 Final Choice, 1.55 Calipto, 2.30 Sojourn, 3.05 Equus Dancer, 3.40 Mighty Meg.

NAVAN: 12.05 Festival D'ex, 12.35 Envious Editor, 1.05 Moyhenna, 1.35 Trappist Monk, 2.10 Tornado Flyer, 2.45 Ex Patriot, 3.20 Wide Receiver.

SANDOWN: 12.15 Timberman, 12.50 Aimee De Sivola, 1.20 Lord Of The Island, 1.50 Nube Negra, 2.25 Smarty Wild, 3.00 DEFI DU SEUIL (NAP), 3.35 Coningsby.

WETHERBY: 12.10 Holme Abbey, 12.40 Manofthemoment, 1.10 Electron Bleu, 1.40 Ballyvic Boru, 2.15 Snookered, 2.50 Dino Boy, 3.25 Storm Force One.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 4.50 Star Of Valour, 5.20 Muraaqeb, 5.50 Waldkonig, 6.20 Raaeb, 6.50 Requited, 7.20 Paths Of Glory, 7.50 Dragon Mountain, 8.20 Lovely Lou Lou.

DOUBLE: One For Arthur and Defi Du Seuil.

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