Leading the betting for the intermediate champion race for chasers is Willie Mullins’ Allaho.
The seven year old had a successful novice chasing campaign, narrowly coming second on chase debut he made amends on his second try over fences to an emphatic victory.
He rounded out the season going off favourite in last years’ RSA. A commendable run, his petrol tank was emptying from the dual with Minella Indo.
Only for both horses to be caught in the shadows of the post by Champ.
Moving into open company he was well beaten by Min on seasonal debut, didn’t stay at Christmas over three miles but looked right at home dropped back to 2.5 miles at Thurles.
Picking up Grade Two honours he held off the smart looking Elimay, who currently heads the betting for the Mares’ Chase.
He looks to have bags of talent and class. 2.5 miles looks his ideal trip and he’s pretty versatile on ground. Is he a Grade One horse?