Wearing the green and yellow quarters of the late Trevor Hemmings is 7 year old Hillcrest.
Henry Daly’s charge has a near perfect record under rules having won 4 of his 5 starts. Coming second on his bumper debut behind Wiseguy the only blip on his CV.
After winning his next and only other bumper outing, the gelding has since found his feet as a novice hurdler striking up an impressive three wins over timber. Showing his tenacity to score at Aintree, he battled back despite being headed late on.
He then managed to back that up under a penalty with a devastating 20 lengths win at Wetherby.
Last seen testing his credentials for a tilt at the Ballymore, he made every yard in a listed event over course and distance at the start of the year to beat the well fancied I Am Maximus.
A course and distance win in the books, a listed win on his résumé already, he sets a strong standard at the head of affairs.