SCEAUX READY FOR ALT CLASH

Daily Star - - Motormouth - By NEIL RANDON

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UN DE SCEAUX is be­ing lined up for a po­ten­tial clash with Al­tior in the Bet­fair Tin­gle Creek Chase at Sandown in De­cem­ber.

The Wil­lie Mullins-trained nine-year-old, right, won the two-mile event last year be­fore go­ing on to win the Ryanair Chase at the Chel­tenham Fes­ti­val in March.

And con­nec­tions are look­ing at the ex­cit­ing prospect of tak­ing on Nicky Hen­der­son’s un­beaten chaser Al­tior, win­ner of the Arkle Tro­phy at Chel­tenham and the Cel­e­bra­tion Chase at Sandown, on De­cem­ber 9.

Colm O’Con­nell, son of the owner, said: “Un De Sceaux is in great form. He had a great sum­mer and looks a mil­lion dol­lars.

“Last year he went to the Tin­gle Creek, the Clarence House and the Ryanair. I sup­pose the Clarence House would be pretty high on our agenda again as he’s won it the last two years and no horse has ever won it three times.

“It would be nice to see him de­fend his crown in the Tin­gle Creek. He’d prob­a­bly be up against Al­tior, who looks a su­per­star, but Un De Sceaux on soft ground around places like Sandown and As­cot takes a bit of beat­ing.”

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