Haydock's ground staff have done a superb job off getting this meeting on and the first race of the day is the Grade Two Novices' Chase and there is no looking past the favourite.
Allart for Nicky Henderson is a seven year old on the upgrade having been a superb horse over hurdles, but now looks a different animal all together over fences.
The gelding is lightly raced for his age and last season had four starts over hurdles, having fallen on his debut he quickly put that right by landing his next two events in good style.
He was then sent to the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival and ran a cracker to finish fifth behind some likeable Grade One types.
The yard have always though a lot of this horse and this season sent him chasing, giving him his debut in the Grade Two Noel Novices' Chase at Ascot and he was an emphatic winner, seeing off Fiddlerontheroof.
The further he went the better he became over his obstacles and this event looks a routine stepping stone on his way to the Cheltenham festival.