Energumene has been very lightly raced for his age, being seen twice in bumpers when looking like a nice prospect and only one over hurdles, when again looking like a very likeable type after bolting up by 19 lengths at Gowran.
Mullins decided to send him chasing this season again at Gowran Park and he went on to hose up in a Beginners Chase over 2m4f by 18 lengths.
When analysing the sectional time of that race the numbers look really smart and it was interesting to see him drop down to, two miles.
Last time out he headed to Naas in a tough Novice Chase against Captain Guinness and stablemate Blackbow and went on to jump the field into submission.
He took his form to the next level next time out when obliterating a good field by 10 lengths eased down in the Grade One Irish Arkle at the Dublin Racing Festival.
He is a bright talent in this division and looks to the best of the Irish, holding the best form over fences heading into the event.
He missed the Arkle at the Cheltenham festival through a slight setback and if fully revved up for this event should be tough to beat.