Jockey and trainer won this race last year with Sharjah so they will be hoping for another big run this campaign. He is not getting any younger, but has shown he is still enjoying his racing with the efforts he notched up last year.
The only concern would be that he has not been seen for 326 days, but if he is fit and ready to go then there is no reason as to why he cannot make it an eleventh career success.
Backed up last year’s Morgiana win with another Grade 1 in the Matheson Hurdle beating the talented gelding Zanahiyr by a neck that day.
No surprise to see his trainer play a strong looking card in this race and has to be fancied to make another success of the Morgiana Hurdle.
Could be the one to battle it out with stablemate State Man.