Connections of Un De Sceaux are hopeful of a potential clash with Altior in the Tingle Creek at Sandown in December.
The Willie Mullins-trained gelding won the race last year, while he also claimed glory in the rescheduled Clarence House at Cheltenham in January before returning to the venue with a Festival victory in the Ryanair Chase in March.
The nine-year-old's plans for the new season are yet to be confirmed, with Connections happy to allow Mullins to plot the gelding's campaign, although they would like to see him run against the highly-regarded Altior at Sandown in two months’ time.
Colm O'Connell, son of the owner, told Press Association Sport: "Un De Sceaux is in great form. He had a great summer and looks a million dollars. No screws have been turned at this stage and I wouldn't like to second guess Willie where he'll start him off.
"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."
Article Posted on Thursday 12th October 2017 @ 12.02
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