Turnpike Trip last won a flat race back in 2017 as he has since turned chaser/hurdler in Ireland, winning a Grade 3 in the hurdling sphere.
Cathal Byrnes has a fairly respectable 14% strike rate when sending his runners across the Irish Sea and clearly feels he has a great chance given his runner bounced back to form last time out for the switch back to flat racing.
The son of Champs Elysees recorded a good second in handicap company at Down Royal (17.8f) 15 days ago, keeping on well in the latter stages of the race.
He now runs off a measly 8 stone 2lbs for today's class 2 contest and looks to hold solid claims with the rain softened ground looking to suit.
He's made positive moves in the market having taken the most money of any of his rivals on the exchanges.