One of the feature races on Sunday afternoon at Navan is the Grade Three Monksfield Novice Hurdle and we see American Mike have his second spin over timber.
The five year old for Gordon Elliott and Bective Stud Cost £195,000 back in April 2021 off the back of winning a PTP and showed last season he was worth every penny when looking a very capable animal.
Making his rules debut at Down Royal when winning a bumper in very impressive fashion, he then went to Navan and again bolted up in a Listed event.
Sent into the Champion bumper at the Cheltenham festival that was ran on heavy ground he was just out battled late on by the superstar Facile Vega.
Finishing last season off in the Punchestown Champion bumper he again had to settle for a place behind Facile Vega and Redemption Day.
Holding some strong bumper form he made his seasonal/hurdles debut at Down Royal 23 days ago and went on to bolt up over 2m 6 1/2f.
One to beat.