Allaho (Ruby) goes for the Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle (Grade 3) over 3 miles. He was fourth in a bumper at Leopardstown over Christmas and the form of that race has worked out well. He was placed over hurdles in France and has schooled very well for us at home. This trip is very much in his favour. However, we are throwing him in at the deep end in a novice race here instead of going for a maiden but we will know after today where we are with him for the rest of the season.