Trainer - Nicky Henderson
Jockey - Connor Brace
One of two Henderson horse's who skipped their entries at Aintree last week due to the soft going, but the mare Verdana Blue will have her optimum conditions at Ayr on Saturday.
She will relish the good bouncy ground which she used to her advantage over dual Champion Hurdle Buveur D'Air in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton.
She also won the Elite Hurdle over future Aintree scorer If The Cap Fits and the ill-fated We Have A Dream, and she must hold leading claims in this given her profile.