Next up is the Grade One Chanelle Pharma Novice Hurdle and we are stuck between the Mullins duo of Aramon and Prince D’aubrelle so we are tipping both.
Aramon won his maiden hurdle on his first start for Willie Mullins, having been a useful horse on the flat in his German days for Markus Klug.
Made a successful jump up to a Grade Three in November when beating Magnium and stable companion Quick Grabim, but something clearly a miss when the latter reversed the form in a first time Grade One.
Can only be put that down as an off day, and has since landed the Future Champions Novice Hurdle over the course and distance over Christmas. If on top form, looks a serious contender and will be in the hunt for another win.
Meanwhile, the 9yo Prince D'aubrelle made a winning return to the race scene on his first ever start over hurdles, having been off the track for over thirty months.
A very smart horse for Mullins in bumpers, this chestnut held plenty of ability and finally got his chance to prove his promise - hopefully now he can stay injury free to build on.