Demain des l’Aube was a fairly useful winner over hurdles when trained in France, and made an encouraging start for new connections after 20 months off when runner-up on chasing debut at Cork in October. He impressed with how strongly he travelled on that occasion, and briefly looked to have the winner’s measure on the run-in, just edged out by half a lengths in the closing stages. Henry de Bromhead has given him plenty of time to get over that run, and Demain des l’Aube is open to plenty of improvement on just his second start over fences.
Global Equity is bred to need time and distance, but she very much caught the eye on hurdling debut at Tipperary in October, still having plenty to do three out but finishing with a flourish under an inexperienced rider. She looked potentially smart switched to bumpers 20 days later in spite of the shorter trip, pushed along around three furlongs out and well on top in the final furlong. Admittedly, this is a deeper bumper, but she is open to progress now, and is expected to go close for Joseph O’Brien who does particularly well in this sphere.
Gordon Elliott holds a strong hand here and From Eden, who will likely be a bigger price than his other runner Cherif de l’Isle, makes some each-way appeal. He got off the mark over fences under Davy Russell at Fairyhouse earlier this month and returns to hurdling off a mark just 1 lb higher than his last win in this sphere. He ought to be suited by the big field here and expect him to be played late by Russell in a competitive handicap.