The first horse we want to talk about this weekend is the returning Fakir D'oudairies for trainer Joseph O'Brien and this smart hurdler last season was making his chasing debut at Navan on Sunday.
Last term the four year old won at Cheltenham in January and was bought for a hefty fee by JP McManus and now it looks like a very shrewd sale.
The gelding placed in some smart events last season finishing fourth in the Supreme Novices Hurdle at the festival before narrow seconds in Grade Ones at the Grand National and Punchestown festivals.
On his first outing over the bigger obstacles he was superb seeing off the established Melon who was also having his first try over fences but Fakir D'oudairies out jumped him all the way to land the Beginners Chase.
Before this race he was 20/1 for the Arkle Chase at the Cheltenham festival but now has steamed into second favourite at 10/1, being 8/1 with some firms.