Trainer Willie Mullins won the race last year with Ferny Hollow and I think a case can be made for Saint Roi this time round.
He has had plenty of runs over hurdles and was no match on chase debut as he finished 4 lengths behind in second to the current favourite here Fil Dor.
This will be is second start over the larger obstacles so if he was to improve from that first time out experience, he can throw his hat in the ring here with a big performance. Needs to come on from the run last time out to prove he can stay the 2m1f at this course.
Runners from this yard have to be respected and watch out for any late market support that may come with this horse prior to the race beginning. Certainly not ruled out.