Seven set for Clarence House

Un De Sceaux will face six rivals in the rescheduled Spectra Cyber Security Solutions Clarence House Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Un De Sceaux headlines the Clarence House declarations

The Grade One contest was saved from last weekend's abandoned fixture at Ascot and will now be part of a bumper nine-race card at Prestbury Park.

The Willie Mullins-trained Un De Sceaux was a red-hot favourite for the Queen Mother Champion Chase off the back of a superb victory in this Grade One contest 12 months ago, but proved no match for a resurgent Sprinter Sacre at the Festival nor in the Celebration Chase at Sandown.

But with Sprinter Sacre retired, Un De Sceaux made a successful start to the current campaign in the Tingle Creek at Sandown in early December and is odds-on to follow up.

The field has a different look to it than it did last Saturday, with Gary Moore deciding the change of venue was against Ar Mad.

Dodging Bullets, Royal Regatta, Top Gamble and Eastlake all stand their ground, while there are two additions to the originally declared field in Special Tiara and Uxizandre.

The Henry de Bromhead-trained Special Tiara was last seen winning the Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton.

Alan King's Uxizandre makes his first appearance since providing Tony McCoy with his final Cheltenham Festival winner before retirement in the 2015 Ryanair Chase.

Dodging Bullets won the Tingle Creek, this race and the Champion Chase two seasons ago.

The nine-year-old has not been in the same form since then, but is given the chance to regain his Clarence House crown by Paul Nicholls.

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