He will arrive a fresh horse, with just two runs under his belt this season, and comes from the Willie Mullins yard, which has been getting it right for a long time now.
The nine-year-old is very much at the veteran stage for flat racing, but his most recent performance at Galway indicated he’s far from a back-number.
Mountain Snow finished two and a half lengths and three parts of a length third behind Ghimaar and Evening Rushour.
That was run at a dawdle for much of the journey, which was all against the selection, and this previous course winner is fancied to deliver.
There are a couple of interesting newcomers in the opening Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Filllies Maiden, but the vote falls on Kevin Prendergast’s once-raced Rightside.
She made a promising start at Gowran Park seven days ago when fourth behind Sebastian Flyte, Mister Tee and Purple Heart.
That looked a decent contest, Rightside was doing all her best work at the end of seven furlongs, and stepping up to a mile plus now should work to her advantage.
John Kiely’s Indian Pace, winner of last year’s Galway Hurdle, could land his first contest since then, the Killarney Oaks Hotel Novice Chase.
He made a few bad mistakes in this year’s Galway Hurdle and could never get involved at any stage, race won by Bahrain Storm.
Indian Pace, however, has a couple of decent efforts to his credit over fences, in better company than he meets now, and might be ready to strike again.