This 8 year old looked like he was going to be something special over hurdles for Noel Meade having finished just behind Honeysuckle in the 2020 Hatton's Grace hurdle.
He just managed to get the better of Fury Road to secure a Grade 2 win on bottomless ground at Navan before stepping up in trip to take on the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham.A decent outing saw him come 4th and only beaten 5 lengths.
To try and garner some more improvement out of him at 8 he’s gone chasing this season and has taken to fences really well.
Coming 2nd on debut, he may have just needed the run as he came on leaps and bounds for that to win the Drinmore Novice chase, beating a decent yardstick in Gabynako to score Grade 1 honours.
Last seen falling at Leopardstown during the Dublin Racing Festival, he came down at only the 6th obstacle so it gives us very little to assess.
He’s already won a Grade 1 so carries a penalty for that success but it’s the best piece of form in the race.