The runners for this opening race get to break in the fresh ground in what promises to be a competitive Grade One renewal that has produced some notable winners in the past. Last year, Bob Olinger romped to a 40-length victory under Rachael Blackmore after odds-on favourite (and this year's Gold Cup favourite) Galopin Des Champs fell at the last. Only four runners lined up for that race, but the 2023 version looks a much more competitive affair with another odds-on favourite Mighty Potter up against 2021 Supreme Hurdle winner Appreciate It. After pulling up in last year's Supreme Novices' Hurdle Mighty Potter bounced back to win at Punchestown a month later, and has hit the ground running this season with a hat-trick of successes that culminated in an emphatic Grade 1 win at Leopardstown in early February. With Davy Russell again in the saddle, it's hard to see Mighty Potter getting anything but the best ride possible, while two race-day withdrawals have limited each-way value in the reduced seven-runner field
Top tip: Mighty Potter
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