The first runner that can go close in this years Irish Grand National is the Gavin Cromwell trained and Kim Muir Handicap Chase second Stumptown.
Running over shorter trips for the most part of his career and always looking to need further, in January at Thurles he won a Handicap Chase by 12 lengths off 112.
Moved up to 125 he went up in trip to three miles at Sandown and took a decent Handicap Chase, jumping his rivals into submission to win by seven lengths.
The second has since come out and franked the form and off 135 he went into the Kim Muir Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham festival on day three of the meeting with a live chance.
Jumping the last he rallied to get upsides Angels Dawn but was unfortunately beaten by a neck close home, with the giving away of 4lb to the winner the likely cause of the defeat.
However, he ran an absolute cracker jumping well and staying well and running in the Irish National off a 2lb lower mark makes him a live player at a double figure price.