Olly Murphy’s 9 year old is relatively lightly raced for his age and has only been seen on course 17 times in his career.
A decent novice hurdle campaign saw him come a valiant 2nd to Klassical Dream in the 2019 Supreme Novices' Hurdle.
A short spell chasing followed but after two attempts over the bigger obstacles his time over fences was brought to an end. Scoring in handicap company at Ascot in early 2020 was the last time he managed to get his head in front for almost 2 years.
Mainly being campaigned over 2.5 miles, he showed marked improvement when trying 3 miles for the first time at the end of last season to be 3rd in a Grade 1 behind Thyme Hill.
Shaping like he needed the run on seasonal return, he then won the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury. Scalping two previous Stayers’ Hurdle winners in the process.
Moved into Grade 1 company for his most recent outing saw Paisley Park reverse the form and he looked outclassed behind the likes of Champ and Thyme Hill.
Dropping back in grade will help but he carries a 6lb penalty for his success at Newbury, however his form this season sets the standard.