The Grade One Champion Chase over two miles sees a superb field of runners head to post and we are siding with Allaho to make it back to back Grade One wins.
The seven year old had a successful novice chasing campaign, narrowly coming second on chase debut he made amends on his second try over fences to an emphatic victory. He rounded out the season going off favourite in last years’ RSA.
A commendable run, his petrol tank was emptying from the dual with Minella Indo.Only for both horses to be caught in the shadows of the post by Champ.
Moving into open company he was well beaten by Min on seasonal debut, didn’t stay at Christmas over three miles but looked right at home dropped back to 2.5 miles at Thurles.
Picking up Grade Two honours he held off the smart looking Elimay, Who has since gone on to frank the form on a few occasions.
Last time out he gave a career best performance when winning the Grade One Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham festival and although dropping in trip, his pedigree suggests he will take it in his stride.