Samcro is a very well known exploit out of Gordon Elliott's yard and two seasons ago was a superstar hurdler that was being set up for great things in the future.
The gelding started his career by winning a point to point and then landing three bumper contests in a row that laid out his ability and what potential he had.
At the start of 2017 he went hurdling for the first time making his debut at Punchestown in a 22 runner maiden where he jumped superbly and got off to a winning start.
He went from strength to strength with each run over flights winning a Grade Three contest at Navan before taking his first Grade One contest of his career at Leopardstown in a Novice event.
This lead him up to the Cheltenham festival where he was looking to land the Ballymore Novices Hurdle and take his second Grade One of his career.
He did it in style being one of the bankers of the week for many punters and not disappointing, staying up the hill nicely by close to three lengths.
From there it has all been downhill with the once superstar losing his way and looking a shadow of his former self, falling in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle at the end of the season.
He came back as a six year old and made his seasonal debut at Down Royal in a weak event where he was below par and was easily beat by a horse that had previously been running on the flat.
He took on Buveur D'Air in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle where again he was outclassed and it was weird to stay such a talent go downhill.
His season ended in the Grade One Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown when only beating one home and after that it was revealed he had suffered a lung infection and was put away for the season.
Now fully fit, much wiser and supposedly back to the form of old he is being sent novice chasing and he could just turn his career around if retaining his ability.