The first selection for us from Navan on Sunday comes in the Grade Three Novices' Hurdle over two and half miles and the Gordon Elliott trained Farouk D'Alene looks the one to beat.
In March 2019 the gelding won a five runner point to point at Belclare by 18 lengths and was bought by Gigginstown House Stud for €260,000 and given to Elliott.
In December at Down Royal the youngster made his debut in a decent bumper and was just a class above the rest winning the 2m1f event by 18 lengths.
In February he then went to Naas for another bumper and in a different style he won the race, getting back up when headed by rival Fire Attack to win by a head.
He made his hurdles debut on his seasonal bow this term at Down Royal in October and he extended his unbeaten streak to four races with an emphatic win and you can only see the horse improving for that run.