Evan Williams is hoping Silver Streak can continue his excellent run of consistency when he lines up for The New One Unibet Hurdle at Haydock on Saturday.
The six-year-old won the Swinton Hurdle over the course and distance in May and made a successful reappearance in the Welsh Champion Hurdle, before going down by a neck to Nietzsche in the Greatwood at Cheltenham.
Silver Streak showed he was not out of place in graded company when runner-up to Brain Power in the International Hurdle back at Cheltenham last month.
“It’s competitive, as those races are, very competitive. You could give everything in the race a chance. It’s one of those,” said Williams.
“He’s done nothing wrong so far. These types of races are very difficult to win, but we’ll give it a good try.”
Dan Skelton feels Mohaayed is worth a try at this level after landing a valuable handicap hurdle at Ascot four weeks ago.
“I can’t wait to run him and step him into this grade,” said the Alcester handler.
Global Citizen made a lot of the running when fourth to Verdana Blue in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton, but is likely to be ridden with more restraint on this occasion, with his trainer Ben Pauling expecting a bold display.
“He ran very well at Kempton considering he hung very badly for the last mile. He only got beat 13 lengths, so I still see him as a potential improver,” said the Gloucestershire handler.
“I think the track will suit him well, the ground won’t cause any problems having handled Newbury like he did.
“We might try to take our time with him a bit more and just get him to settle and ride a race from there. He was just too free at Kempton.
“If he improves like I hope he will, he’ll be competitive. Silver Streak is the one to beat, but I go there with ultimate confidence having given him a little tweak. I fully expect him to run a big race.”