Trainer Willie Mullins is happy with Hurricane Fly's form ahead of the Cheltenham Festival, as he looks to win the Champion Hurdle for a second successive year.
Tuesday's Champion Hurdle sees the eight-year-old battle the likes of Binocular, who missed last year's race due to injury.
The 2010 winner is back in the field this week, but 'The Fly' is the odds-on favourite to win (he can be backed at a best-priced 10/11 at Paddy Power), and Mullins is confident that his horse is the one to beat.
"He travelled over well, he rode out nicely this morning and seems in nice form," said Mullins ahead of Tuesday's opening day of the 2012 festival.
"He seems much more relaxed on the gallop over here than he was last year.
"I think he's just holding his form and I'm happy with that."
However, Nicky Henderson believes Binocular is also ready to challenge having won well at Kempton Park and Wincanton on his last two outings.
"I know AP [McCoy] came back happy after Wincanton and I was thrilled," he said.
"He looked like his old self the way he jumped.
"He has got to be back where he was [to win], but it was the positive vibes that told us he was something near the same horse. It has put us right in the mix."