A race that slightly lacks the quality of previous years, arguably is a field of four horses that have a point to prove by winning this.
The Nicky Henderson trained Mister Fisher has always been highly regarded by his trainer, who ran in the King George last time out, so that shows what Nicky Henderson thinks of him, especially putting him in the race after such a long layoff.
That was a poor run, pulling up before three out, but that was his first run back since an operation and his first time over the trip of 3 miles.
He steps back down to 2m4f today, which is the sort of trip he has won at in the past, including the Grade 2 Peterborough Chase which was ran at Cheltenham (Race was moved there due to postponement at original venue) He has some decent form figures at this sort of trip although a mixed bag with two pulled up runs in there also.
Chances will be taken with him and he does look a difficult horse to train, but he is in the best hands and certainly is the class act in this race judging by his previous form, should that operation he had over the summer did not leave a mark on him.
Winner of three races over this sort of trip, needed the last run to freshen him up after a long layoff, highest rated in the field and certainly is the one to beat on previous form, should he reach that level again.