Trainer - Willie Mullins
Jockey - Paul Townend
This five year old came to life for trainer Willie Mullins last season being unbeaten on all four of his starts landing three consecutive Grade One contests in the process.
The gelding started his season off at Leopardstown in a 20 runner maiden where he cruised to victory and from that day stamped his authority on the two mile novice hurdling division.
He landed three consecutive Grade one contests throughout his season starting in February at Leopardstown at the Dublin racing festival.
He then headed to the Cheltenham festival and hacked up in the Supreme Novices Hurdle enjoying the soft conditions and to round off his season he took the Champion Novice Hurdle at the Punchestown festival.
He makes his seasonal return in this contest which comes at the same track as his last win.
He looks the one to beat.