One of the most consistent horses going over the last few seasons for Alan King. Sceau Royal has been excellent over both hurdles and fences.
This season has seen him take a listed and a grade 2 over hurdles at the start of the campaign but his form has slowed down since. Coming 3rd in the Fighting Fifth, he was then well beaten in the International Hurdle, despite going off favourite.
Looking like he’d get his season back on track in the Game Spirit at Newbury, he was unable to live with a game Funamble Sivola who franked the form well to be 2nd in the Champion chase.
Last seen being beaten by Fakir D’oudairies, coming back down in trip should suit and he’s ran well in this race in 2019 and 2021.