Not exactly the most competitive field in this Novices Chase, but there appears to be a star in the line-up.
Threeunderthrufive has already had four runs over fences this season for Champion trainer Paul Nicholls with form figures of 2111.
He was well beaten on debut over the larger obstacles where he was beaten by Does He Know by just over 5 lengths and looked quite novicey when jumping, but since then has never looked backed and looks a real nice chaser in the making.
He has made it 3 for 3 since his debut, winning the Silver Bowl Novices Chase at Exeter by 15 lengths after making all and jumping much better than his debut run.
He then went on to look to reverse the form with Does He Know at Cheltenham in November, which he duly obliged in doing so, he was kept in behind the leader that day and put the pressure on them at times but then was handed the lead when the front runner fell at the 3rd, he was pushed out to win from there and stayed on superbly up the Cheltenham hill to win by just over 4 lengths.
Then put arguably his best career performance to date when winning the Grade 2 December Novices Chase by 7 and a half lengths at Doncaster last December.
He has looked a different prospect since his debut, jumping better and always travelling strongly, Adrian Heskin gets on well with the horse.
The small field will help again, and he can take the step up in trip again to 3m in his stride as he looked a very nice staying chaser when stepping up to 2m7f last time.
Three wins out of four runs over fences so far including a Grade 2 last time out, Highest rated in the race but does give weight to the other runners.
Clearly the class act runner and is the one to beat.