With no bet in the first race we move straight onto the EMS Copiers Grade A Novice Handicap Chase and although top weight, Asterion Forlonge could just be a serious class above this field dropping down in class.
Last season over hurdles he showed a superb attitude, winning at Naas on his jumps debut seeing off a decent Gordon Elliott trained runner who then went on to frank the form.
From just the one run over flights he headed to the Dublin Racing festival at Leopardstown in the Grade One Pharma Novice Hurdle and caused a shock when taking the race.
He was then entered into the Supreme Novices' Hurdle and although going off as favourite for the event jumped way out to his right and had to settle for fourth.
Sent chasing by Mullins this term, things have not gone to plan and shipping him into this race could just be what he needs.
The gelding owned by the Donnelly's made a pleasing debut at Punchestown when winning an 18 runner Beginners' Chase by six lengths, overcoming a big blunder.
Since then he has been pitched into two Graded events at Limerick and Punchestown and fell on both occasions, showing how much of a novice he is.
He was next seen taking on stablemate Monkfish in the Grade One Flogas Novice Chase at the Dublin Racing Festival and although giving a clear round of jumping, he was no match for for the favourite.
Improving for the clear round he then put in a good performance to finish third in the Grade One Marsh Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham festival and backed that up last time out when third again in a Grade One at Fairyhouse.
He is a black type horse dropping into a handicap and although giving bundles of weight away, if giving his best running he should be no match for this field.