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Willie Mullins 'looking' at Ascot race for Un De Sceaux

Willie Mullins is giving serious thought to running Un De Sceaux in the Sodexo Clarence House Chase at Ascot on January 23.

Last season's brilliant Arkle winner fell on his return to action at Leopardstown over Christmas and could make the trip across the Irish Sea in an attempt to set the record straight.

Un De Sceaux could run against the likes of Sire De Grugy and Sprinter Sacre in the Ascot Grade One, but also has an alternative option closer to home.

Mullins told the Telegraph: "We are looking at it - there aren't a great many options for him so I made the entry.

"There is also the Tied Cottage at Punchestown a week later.

"I wasn't pleased with his jumping overall on the day (at Leopardstown).

"I don't know if something upset him beforehand, but he definitely wasn't himself."

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