The 2nd hurdles race of the afternoon is a Grade 3 affair and is run over 2m1f. It is open to horses aged 5 and above and has been won by some massive priced winners over the last few years. It has been moved by the schedulers and was traditionally the last race of the festival. The race is named after the Irish trainer that retired back in 1994.
Paul Nicholls has won this race fourtimes in recent years, 2009, 2006,2004 and in 2014so look out for any of his runners that are entered. The Irish trainers have also been very prominent, winning seven times since 2007.