A JP McManus owned horse we like the look of over fences this season is Le Richebourg for Joseph O'Brien and although being a very delicate horse, he holds plenty of potential.
The seven year old at the start of the 2018/19 season gave some solid performances winning a Beginners Chase at Listowel and backing that up at Tipperary in a Grade Three.
Showing obvious signs of potential he was put into the in the Grade One Drinmore Novices Chase just being edged out by multiple black type winer Delta Work.
He headed to Leopardstown on Boxing Day after that run and landed the first Grade One of his career in the Racing Post Novice Chase.
Having his final run in February 2019 before the Cheltenham festival he landed another Group One at Leopardstown and was named the Arkle favourite for that season.
However, after picking up an injury he missed the Cheltenham festival and rest of that season and was expected back for the 2019/20 campaign.
Unfortunately, the gelding had another setback and missed another season, but if being able to get back to his old form after so long off he has to be taken seriously in the Champion Chase.