Was just shy of top class over hurdles, bolting up in a handicap at Kempton before a fine 6th in the Coral Cup off a big weight behind subsequent Stayers Hurdles runner up Supasundae. Sent over fences last season he showed glimpses if his ability but was at times inconvenienced by the frequent soft ground. He’ll love the surface here today, the stable have started the season in great form and he’s fancied to show his class.
That’s the end of a historic day at Cheltenham, as Willie Mullins overtook Nicky Henderson in the all-time trainer standings, winning two races to take his Festival tally to seven. Gordon Elliott won three, and is up to six for the week, as the Irish dominated. They lead Britain by an unassailable 16 wins to five after three days.