One of two for trainer Nicky Henderson in this year’s renewal of the Gerry Feilden Intermediate Hurdle ran over 2 miles at Newbury.
First Street made a decent start to life over hurdles winning Class 4 and Class 3 events.He stays the trip, but this is also a step up in Class too so he will have to show he has the ability to progress in this company considering he has been off the racetrack for 232 days.
May prefer more cut in the ground as conditions look to be more on the good side, but he still has chances so cannot be dismissed. Others in the race have had runs since so fitness may be a slight concern for a horse who has won three times over hurdles so far in his career.
Carries top weight, but remains a major player here.