The feature race of the day in the UK from Wetherby is the Grade Two Charlie Hall Chase and Shan Blue for Dan and Harry Skelton should go close.
Having been a fair hurdler, last season he took his form to the next level by making his chase debut at Wetherby in October over 2m4f going on to win by 14 lengths.
Off the back of that he went back to Wetherby over the Charlie Hall Chase course and distance for the first time in his career and went on again to win by 16 lengths.
He showed clear stamina that day and his biggest asset is how well he jumps a fence, which made the Skelton's happy enough to send him to Kempton for the Grade On Kauto Star Novices' Chase.
He took on some nice horses including The Big Breakaway and blew them away in the final stages, jumping his rivals into submission.
Next time out he was pitched back into Grade One company at Sandown in the Scilly Isles Chase and although jumping well was outstayed by Sporting John.
Shan Blue went to the Cheltenham festival in the Marsh Novices' Chase and although jumping well to start with and going from the front he was easily passed and outclassed at the shorter trip, with maybe his early season endeavours catching up with him.
He was last seen at the Aintree Grand National meeting when finishing a long way back in second behind Chantry House.
The gelding looks a horse that does his best work at the start of the season and having form over this course and distance could be key to his chances.