Itchy Feet was the Grade 1 Scilly Isles Novices' Chase winner back in February 2020 and subsequently held his form to a high level last season without quite getting his head in front.
He finished a solid 3rd place in this race last year upon soft ground also ran a big race to finish 3rd in the Grade 1 Marsh Chase over C&D on his final run of last season; he re-opposes race rival Nuts Well, who beat him by 1.25 lengths, now 6lb better off.
The son of Cima De Triomphe is 3-6 on good ground, placing in 5 of those races, so looks sure to appreciate the better ground.
The cheekpieces are on to sharpen up his jumping and trainer Olly Murphy boasts a 26% strike rate with his runner sporting this specific type of headgear first time out.
Murphy is in great form of late and Itchy Feet looks to hold a great chance here at opposing the favourite Allmankind who has to give plenty weight away to all his rivals here.