Captain Guinness for Henry De Bromhead looks a really exciting prospect for next season, with the Irish handler suggesting he will go chasing.
The five year old did not run in any bumpers and was thrown straight over hurdles, showing great signs of speed winning on debut in a 23 runner maiden.
He returned at Punchestown just a month later and finished a narrows second behind the likeable Andy Dufresne for Gordon Elliott in the Grade Two Moscow Flyer Novices Hurdle.
That looked a solid prep run before the Supreme Novices Hurdle where he was still a bit of an unknown entity and at 14/1 was travelling like a dream turning for home.
However, with the race being a mess for the most part he was bought down by Elixir D'ainay who was hampered by stablemate Asterion Forlonge.
He has not been seen since then but the Arkle looks the road to go with this horse and with the trainer winning it last year he knows what type of horse is needed to go close.