The favourite for the event on Sunday is Milkwood for Neil Mulholland and this gelding does hold some leading form off the back of his last run.
The seven year old has always been a consistent horse for the yard, taking to hurdles well last season and being kept over them this term.
He made his seasonal debut at Ffos Las in October and got off the mark in fine style and then over the same course and distance he finished fourth in the Welsh Champion Hurdle behind the smart Sceau Royal and Buzz, who have since franked the form.
Milkwood then headed to Newbury in November and finished third of nine runners in a good Listed Intermediate Hurdle won by Floressa.
Back over the same course and distance two starts ago in the Betfair Hurdle he was outclassed slightly and could only finish mid-field.
However, he used that run to then finish a superb third of 25 runners in the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival behind Belfast Banter who has since gone on to win a Grade One at Aintree and if replicating that run could be in with a big chance.