On The Blind Side for Nicky Henderson has really turned his career around this term with some superb performances and it puts him right in the frame for this event.
Having been tried over fences, hurdles and on the flat last season Henderson is sticking with flights this term and he has made a bright start to the campaign.
He went to Cheltenham on seasonal debut in November for the Listed Handicap Hurdle and beat a decent field of runners over three miles.
He then headed back over the same course and distance last time out and the extra weight told being beat into second by the well handicapped Come On Teddy.
Dropped slightly in trip but upped in Grade, he was sent to Kempton in the Grade Two Relkeel Hurdle and finished a superb second behind bright spark McFabulous.
Quickly turned around, he went to Market Rasen just a week later and going back up to three mile made the difference and saw him land a decent hurdle event.
Being sent back into a Grade Two should not phase him and being a proven stayer could make all the difference for him in this event.