The first horse we are putting up to follow this term going over fences is the Gavin Cromwell trained Vanillier, who was a smart hurdler last term but has always shaped that the step up to the bigger obstacles would suit him perfectly.
The six year old gelding was seen frequently over staying trips last term and looked to be set up all season for the Grade One Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.
On his first try at three miles in the Cheltenham festival event he travelled effortlessly, jumped well and went on to take the event by 11 lengths.
Looking to back it up at the Punchestown festival he was below par, being well beaten by the likes of Galopin Des Champs, Gentlemansgame and Stattler.
Now stepping over fences this term, with three miles being his trip he looks a big player for the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase, currently being a 10/1 shot for the event.