The first horse that took the eye from Cheltenham on Sunday was the exciting chaser Oscar Elite for the inform Colin Tizzard, with the gelding making his debut over fences at the weekend and before falling he travelled beautifully.
The six year old gelding last term really took the eye in big Grade One races at the spring festivals over hurdles and if being able to convert that form to fences then the Tizzard's have a seriously sharp animal on their hands.
Having finished third at Exeter on heavy ground in a Listed event over two miles behind some nice types, he then stepped up to three miles at Cheltenham and finished a good second behind the runaway winner Vanillier in the Grade One Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.
With the Tizzard team having a less than impressive season and the horses on show in the race, for this horse to do what he did showed serious talent.
He proved on his final run over hurdles it was not a fluke when another good third at the Aintree Grand National meeting behind Ahoy Senior and Bravemansgame in the Grade One Sefton Novices' Hurdle.
Always bought to be a chaser he was sent to Cheltenham on Sunday in the three mile Novices Chase and when looking prominent he took a tumble at the third last.
Before that he was travelling well and would have gone close, he remains a horse to keep on side with him only going to improve for that run.