Punchestown Festival: Un De Sceaux lands Champion Chase for Willie Mullins

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Un De Sceaux, a stalwart of the Willie Mullins stable for the last six seasons, produced a ruthless display of jumping and galloping to beat his stable companion Min in Tuesday’s Champion Chase, the feature event on the first day of the Punchestown Festival.

Racegoers were forced to shelter from persistent rain for much of the afternoon, but every drop increased the chance that Un De Sceaux would be a serious opponent for Min, who set off as the 8-13 favourite after a wide-margin Grade One win at Aintree this month.

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