Paisley Park has looked better than ever this year really when you take his form into consideration. He usually leaves a lot to be desired on his first run of the season, but this season he ran Champ to a neck in the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury.
He vanquished Champ on his next start though, in the G1 Long Walk Hurdle at Kempton, (a track that’s probably sharp enough for him nowadays).
He won by 4 and a quarter lengths there from Goshen in second with the aforementioned Champ in third. He holds the key, he is the horse to beat.