Un De Sceaux: front-runner has won nine times from ten startsPICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Walsh eyes Fairyhouse recovery for Sceaux
THE exciting Un De Sceaux, who lost his unbeaten record when falling at Thurles last time but is still prominent in the betting for the Racing Post Arkle at the Cheltenham Festival, is in line to run at Fairyhouse on Saturday.
Trained by Willie Mullins, the six-year-old is also entered in a race at Haydock on the same day, but jockey Ruby Walsh says it is likely he will run in Ireland.
Walsh was aboard Un De Sceaux when he fell on his debut over fences last month - his first defeat in ten starts - but the rider hopes things go better at Fairyhouse.
"He has been working and schooling well since his Thurles tumble and this looks a good opportunity to get his chasing career back on track," said Walsh.
"We're very happy and hoping he puts in a clear round. His style of running is that he jumps and goes – that's just him."
The front-running son of Denham Red is the 5-1 second favourite behind stablemate Vautour for the Arkle and Walsh, writing on a Paddy Power blog, added: "Fairyhouse is only an hour and a half away while Haydock is a lot further. So once there's no risk to racing at the Meath track – you can take it he'll run there."