Un De Sceaux heads day-one Punchestown Festival field

Ruby Walsh celebrates after riding Un De Sceaux to victory at Cheltenham last month

Un De Sceaux will aim to repeat his Cheltenham triumph when he lines up as favourite in the Champion Chase on day one at the Punchestown Festival.

Willie Mullins’ nine-year-old won the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham last month and will again have Ruby Walsh on board on Tuesday at 18:40 BST.

Gordon Elliott, Mullins’ big training rival in Ireland, is represented by Realt Mor and The Game Changer.

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