The final selection of the afternoon from us comes in the final Grade One on the opening day which is the Champion Novice Chase over three miles.
We have sided with the Henry De Bromhead trained Bob Olinger who is a superstar already in his career and is now looking to put himself in the category of the greats.
Back in November 2019 the five year old won an Irish maiden at Turtulla by 15 lengths and was bought and given to De Bromhead off the back of it.
At Gowran Park in March 2020 he made his rules debut in a bumper and again showed clear talent to take the 2m2f event by 10 lengths, seeing off nice types for Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott.
He was sent back to Gowran Park for his hurdles debut when him and Champion Bumper winner Ferny Hollow breezed away from the rest of the pack and he narrowly finished runner up behind the Cheveley Park horse.
He was then stepped up in trip at Navan in a maiden hurdle over 2m4f and he was an emphatic winner of the race beating a minor field by 14 lengths.
Next time out he was sent into the Grade One Lawlor Of Naas Novices' Hurdle and he breezed away from a good field to land the event by close to seven lengths.
He rounded off his season in total style when landing the Grade One Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival, seeing off the likes of Gailliard Du Mesnil and Bravemansgame by close to eight lengths.
Throughout last term he showed speed and stamina and he retained that on his seasonal debut at Gowran Park when jumping a fence for the first time under rules and going on to win by close to seven lengths.
Given some time to brush up on his jumping he was seen for the first time since November and went on to take the Grade Three Kildare Novice Chase.
It was all systems to go for the Cheltenham festival and although extending his run of wins it was a fortunate result with Galopin Des Champs set to win easily but fell at the last.
Nevertheless, Galopin Des Champs has since franked the form and with Bob Olinger coming back with an issue after the race you can see why he was below par.
Said to be back to his best it is interesting to see him go up to three miles and overall if at his best on this drying ground he should beat this field.