Jockey and trainer won this race last year with Minella Cocooner and Willie Mullins sends two for this year's renewal of the Grade 1 Nathaniel Lacy Novice Hurdle.
Grangeclare West has only been seen three times and was very underwhelming last time out as he finished fifth of eight in the Grade 1 Lawlor's of Naas Novice Hurdle.
Ground conditions could not be an excuse as he previously won on heavy and just did not find anything when needed.
He will have to bounce back here and stepping up in trip may enable him to do so. Saying that there are a few others in the lineup who make stronger claims, but he is respected nonetheless.
Holds entries in this year's Ballymore and Albert Bartlett.