One of the feature events of the afternoon in Scotland on Saturday is the Grade Two Scottish Champion Hurdle and West Cork for the Skelton's looks a class above this field and is worth following.
The eight year old has always been a top hurdler for the yard and this season came back from a setback with a bang landing the Grade Three Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham after over 18 months off the track.
He made a mockery of his mark of 134 and after the win it looked obvious if fully fit, being a top novice hurdler winning good events at Huntingdon twice.
The form of that Greatwood is unbelievable with the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and 14th since going to either win or run credibly in better races.Moved up to a mark of 141 after his win in the Greatwood, he was a fair fifth in a Grade Three Handicap Hurdle at Ascot behind Tritonic.
Since then he was saved for the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival with the yard having a good record in it and West Cork was a superb fourth of 26, not far behind the likes of State Man, First Street and Colonel Mustard.
That looks some of the stand out form heading into this race only being penalised 1lb to a mark of 142 and getting 8lb off the second favourite looks huge.