Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Sceaux Wows Ascot Crowd

Un De Sceaux is now 4-6 favourite from 11-8 for the Queen Mother Champion Chase with William Hill, after a highly impressive performance in the Sodexo Clarence House Chase.

William Hill offered 4-5 immediately after the race, but that was snapped up by punters who were clearly taken by the victory.

“If Un De Sceaux stays on his feet in the Queen Mother, then it will take something miraculous to beat him,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Meanwhile, William Hill also slashed the price on Willie Mullins training all four Championship Race winners at this year’s Cheltenham Festival – it’s now 14-1 from 20-1.

Queen Mother Champion Chase: 4-6 Un De Sceaux, 5-2 Vautour, 4-1 Sprinter Sacre, 8-1 Sire De Grugy, 9-1 Dodging Bullets, 10-1 Traffic Fluide, 12-1 Simonsig, Special Tiara,20-1 Felix Yonger, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3 - NRMB)

Willie Mullins To Train All Four Championship Race Winners At 2016 Cheltenham Festival: 14-1

(Champion Hurdle, World Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, Gold Cup)

Willie Mullins To Be Top Trainer At 2016 Cheltenham Festival: 1-8

How Many Winners Will Willie Mullins Train At 2016 Cheltenham Festival:

6 or fewer       2/1

7 to 9              11/8

10 or more     7/4