This admirable 10yo is perhaps beginning to regress.. but – regressing from a peak rating of 164 isn’t by any means a negative.
Sceau Royal is a hugely talented horse, and he’s danced every single dance for connections, be it fences or hurdles
He’s back over fences today - after campaigning so far this season – exclusively in hurdle races. On his last start over fences he was soundly beaten by Greaneteen, and Altior – no less.
However he did have the Champion Chase winner Put The Kettle On in behind. He represents top level form and can always be relied upon to run his race.
He’s by no means facing horses of the calibre of the aforementioned but his run last time out has to be a concern.
Top rated, clearly the best performer on lifetime form – but against some potentially smart, lesser exposed rivals here. He could be vulnerable.