Royal Rendezvous (Paul) makes his chasing debut in the 2m 2f beginners chase. He jumps well and did win a point to point before coming to us. When last seen at the Punchestown festival he pulled up in a hurdle race but he seems in good form at the moment and is ready to start back. His bumper and maiden hurdle form is good and if he can transfer that ability to fences he should run a big race.
We have two runners making their seasonal debuts in the 2 mile mares hurdle. Elfile (Paul) won a listed mares novice hurdle at the Punchestown festival and will handle this ground. My Sister Sarah (Danny) won a 3 mile handicap hurdle at Punchestown but has 5 lengths to find with Elfile who finished in front of her in the mares novices hurdle at Cheltenham. With a bit of luck they might fill the first two places here.
We also run two in the 2 mile maiden hurdle. Fan De Blues (Daryl Jacob) is having his first run for us and had plenty of jumping experience without winning when trained in France. He will like this soft ground. Hopefully (Paul) is making her debut over hurdles. She jumps fine and will gain valuable experience here.