With ground conditions likely to suit and with a run under his belt over the larger obstacles, Ah Littleluck looks the one here.
He has some very decent hurdles form to his name for his shrewd trainer Thomas Gibney.
This doesn’t look an above-average beginners chase, although Minella Beau has some decent hurdles form in the past, so he’s feared most.
Panstarr ran with a lot of credit last time at Killarney and had a few of these behind on ground that may have been too quick for her liking.
The combination of slower ground and a stiff finish should play into her strengths and although she concedes weight to some of her younger rivals, we can see her being bang there at the finish.
Project Bluebook finished sixth in this race last year as a 4-year-old and arrives into the race this time with more experience over hurdles, which will stand him in good stead.
Ground conditions should be okay as he’s a winner on soft in the past. He sneaks in right down the bottom and is one of nine JP McManus runners in the race. Hopefully he can reward e/w punters at a nice price.