So Young easily defeated his three rivals in the Follow Navan On Facebook Hurdle on Sunday and could now be stepped up in class.
Third in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle last year, the Willie Mullins trained horse took up the running under Ruby Walsh a long ways from home,and stayed on powerfully up the hill.
At the finish, the combination had seven and a half lengths to spare over the field.
“The trip is definitely on the sharp side for him but that rode a good race, they went a good gallop and he quickened up well. I don’t know where he’ll go next but I imagine he’ll have a lot of options.” Mullins said to At The Races.
He added: “Ruby was not afraid to make the pace and he did it well from the front.
“He jumped well and is a horse with lots of stamina – his best trip is way beyond that.
“The Boyne Hurdle here next month is a possibility. He will be entered in the Champion Hurdle and the World Hurdle at Cheltenham in March.
“In a fast-run, two-mile race he would be competitive, but I have no doubt that his future lies over two mile plus.”