Gavin Cromwell’s Flooring Porter won this last year with a bold front running display, making every yard of the running to beat Sire Du Berlais.
It took Flooring Porter five attempts to get off the mark over hurdles and was then campaigned mainly in handicaps.
Going from being rated 122 over hurdles, he struck up a sequence of victories to win off 136 and go to Leopardstown at Christmas rated 150.
There he won his first Grade 1 when making all the running easily.
He’s very head strong and has struggled to hold his form since winning the Stayers Hurdle and fell on his first run this season when travelling well in the Lismullen Hurdle.
Last seen being beaten by Klassical Dream trying to defend his Christmas Hurdle crown.
He’s very keen going and might get too lit up with a crowd at Cheltenham.