An informative three-year-old hurdle, which has produced some very smart juveniles, starts the card and Coeur Sublime is expected to get dominant trainer Gordon Elliott off to a fast start.
The three-year-old will be making his debut over the obstacles here, but one start on the flat yielded success. The form of that maiden has been franked too. Southern France, who Coeur Sublime beat by a head, has since gone on to finish third in the St. Leger.
The manner of his win suggested the step up in trip will be no problem for the gelding, and he could put his foot in the markets of the top juvenile races with an authoritative success here.