Willie Mullins is relishing the prospect of sending Un De Sceaux to the Cheltenham Festival after he brilliantly won the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Chase at Leopardstown.
The unbeaten hurdler fluffed his lines on his chasing debut at Thurles, but got back on track at Fairyhouse last month.
He then stepped up to another level on Sunday when he gave Grade One winner Clarcam lumps of weight and a comprehensive beating.
The seven-year-old is now odds-on with some bookmakers for the Arkle Trophy at the Festival in March.
Mullins said: “He passed his test with flying colours and we look forward to going over the water with him.”