Also selected Hello George. Bayan ran an excellent second in the Galway Hurdle and fourth in a Leopardstown Premier Handicap on the flat. Third in the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival and looks to be progressing.
Lightly raced and has gone close in a number of top handicaps. Won the Listed William Hill Hurdle over course and distance in 2013. Runs off same mark as when fifth on seasonal debut in the Greatwood and will strip fitter today.
Lightly raced and was strongly fancied for the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Won two of his four runs last season and has always been held in the highest regard by his in-from trainer, Harry Fry and looks extremely well weighted. Massive chances.
Runs for the Dan and Harry Skelton partnership that won the race last year and has been in tremendous form this season, winning both runs. The most recent, a Grade 2 win over Aubusson who runs in the Grade 1 Long Walk today. Looks highly progressive.
Very highly tried over hurdles. Won handicap off top weight last time out, which was his first hurdles run outside of Grade 2 company. Plenty of improvement to come and has the services of the champ in the saddle.
Yet to win over hurdles, but has finished second in 6 and third in 3 of his 12 runs, including a Grade 3 at Sandown. Runs off same mark as when second last time at Perth and although lack of wins a slight worry, form strongly suggests will be right there at the finish.