The first runner of the race is the Paul Nicholls trained Pic D'Orhy who has been a frustrating horse for yard since going fences, possessing a lot of ability but not finishing as many races as he should of.
As a hurdler he was very similar being up and down with his runs, but his best event to date came back in February 2020 when landing the Grade Three Betfair Hurdle.
Sent chasing last term He was very below par, not winning easy events that he was favourite for and also showing a tendency to clatter a fence.
This term he has been seen twice, getting off the mark for the first time over fences at Ffos Las and then last time out when looking sure to go close again, took another tumble.
If being able to get round he looks the one to beat on ability.