The first selection from Sandown on Saturday is the Gary Moore trained Authorised Speed who made a very impressive debut at Lingfield over hurdles and off the back of his bumper form aswell could be a serious horse this term.
Second on his first two starts under rules last term, the second when a narrow runner up at Ascot in a Listed event. He got off the mark at the third time of asking at Newbury when bolting up.
Sent back over the same C&D in another Listed event he was a fair fourth behind some nice runners and then went to the Cheltenham festival and finished a really nice fifth of 20 in the Champion Bumper behind the superstar Facile Vega in soft conditions.
Showing that the more rain the better for this horse on seasonal/hurdles debut this term, he got off the mark at the first time of asking when bolting up by 15 lengths.
In the race that was won by Constituition Hill last season, he will be hoping to put up a similar performance and looks the one to beat.