Knappers Hill is bidding to make it two from two in the Novices' Hurdle and if coming on for the run could be very tough to beat.
The five year old gelding last season was a bit of a superstar in bumpers winning all three of his events in good style, justifying his price tag of 155,000gns.
Starting his career off in October at Chepstow, he was a seven length winner on this card and then went to Ascot off the back of that in December and made it two from two in a much better Listed contest.
Having shown clear ability in both his starts he was sent to Aintree during the Grand National meeting and landed a hat-trick of wins in the Group Two bumper.
He made a fair start to life over hurdles, not blowing anyone away but getting the job done in workmanlike fashion and should be much fitter for that run.