ALPHA DES OBEAUX should relish this return to the smaller obstacles. He has never quite hit the same heights as a chaser as he did when bolting up in this contest in 2016 before finishing second to Thistlecrack at the Cheltenham Festival, but is still well capable of winning at this level. Bacardys is another who has not quite taken to fences as well as connections would have liked. He shapes like this trip will be within his grasp and looks the biggest danger despite the penalty. Willie Mullins also fields Let’s Dance who steps up to three mile for the first time. She stays two and a half fine, though others may be stronger coming home.