Politologue gave Paul Nicholls a report eleventh victory when main house a one-two for the Ditcheat coach within the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown.
Altior’s absence could have taken away a few of the gloss from the two-mile Grade One showpiece – however there was no doubting the standard of Politologue’s efficiency within the palms of Harry Skelton.
The John Hales-owned gray was final seen inflicting an upset within the Queen Mom Champion Chase winner, however there was no shock about this victory.
In entrance from flag-fall, Politologue was not involved by the proximity of Rouge Vif and managed to keep off that rival. It was then left to Nicholls’ different runner Greaneteen to place it as much as his stablemate however, attempt as he may, Politologue (11-8 favorite) was too sturdy.
The nine-year-old crossed the road seven lengths clear to provide Skelton a Grade One double after Allmankind’s exhilarating show within the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase.
Politologue was lower to 8-1 from 14-1 to win the Champion Chase at Cheltenham for a second time with Coral, and to 6-1 from 20-1 with Betfair.