Early Doors edged to victory in 2019 for jockey Jonjo O'Neill junior for Joseph O'Brien and JP McManus.
Early Doors saw off well backed favourite Dallas Des Pictons who seemingly was travelling all over the winner and denied Gordon Elliot and Gigginstown a third successive victory in the race that would of levelled him with Willie Mullins' three race wins.
Mullins' three means he's won the race more than any other trainer, which is a regular theme across many of the other races at the festival for the legendary Irish trainer.
His first success back in 2011, in the races third running before winning back to back renewals in 2014 and 2015 however hasn't saddled the winner since. The full list of Mullins' wins can be seen below:
Sir Des Champs (2011)
Don Poli (2014)
Killultagh Vic (2015)
With the race being a conditional jockeys handicap hurdle, it often means different jockeys each year and therefore no jockey has ever won the race on more than one occasion.
Despite that however, the race clearly is targeted by trainers and it's worth following them.
Early Doors' 2019 victory was another for Ireland, who have won five of the last six running's, including the last three so Gordon Elliot and Willie Mullins' runners are worth a close look at, with Elliot going for a third win in four years.
During the Irish dominance, they did have a year off in 2016 with Paul Nicholls, who won the race with Ibis du Rheu and also won the race in 2013 so he may be looked at too.
Joseph O'Brien won the race last year and anything he runs in 2020 could have a strong chance too but Gordon Elliot and Willie Mullins could pave the way to success in the festival conclusion.