Trainer Tom George can see no reason why Olofi will not run well again in The Ladbroke at Ascot this afternoon.
The six-year-old was rewarded for his consistent efforts last time out in the race formerly known as the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham.
"He's in good form and he finally won a big pot last time. We know he can handle soft ground, it certainly won't inconvenience him anyway. He's risen 8lb in the handicap and was entitled to it, but he's very consistent and we hope he'll run well again," said George.
David Pipe won the race in 2006 with Acambo, which followed on the back of two victories for his father, Martin, through Tamarinbleu and Desert Air. This year the Pipe runner is Kazlian, fourth in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham in March but a long way behind Olofi and Cash And Go last time out.
"We've had a good run with him since his last effort at Cheltenham. He won't mind the ground, he won in very deep ground at Ffos Las last year. I think he's got a chance in what looks a very open race. He's made the running before but we'll just wait and see what everybody else does," said Pipe.
Nigel Twiston-Davies is another trainer not too worried about conditions for his runner, Double Ross.
He said: "He loves the soft ground. It doesn't inconvenience him, but it inconveniences the others. He had two quite quick runs together, but we've given him a month off to recover and he's fresh again now."
Edward Harty saddles the JP McManus-owned Princeton Plains, who was last seen going down by a neck in a valuable handicap at Listowel in September. Prior to that, the versatile gelding occupied the same position in a handicap on the Flat at Killarney and was sixth in the Galway Hurdle.
Harty said of his six-year-old: "He's got form on bad ground and he's in good nick. We've had this race in mind for him for a long time, but mainly because we thought we'd get some decent ground for him. Unfortunately, that won't be the case.
"He does go on the ground, but there is no doubt he's better on a decent surface. If they get what's forecast there has to be a doubt whether it will be on. We've kept him fresh after Listowel in September hoping for normal Ascot ground, but we're not going to get it."
30 October 2014Aktabantay out of Breeders' Cup
Tearless secures Good Friday ticket
Overnight stay for Johnson
Crawford banks on Izzini progress
Toast could make Spencer think
Tearless takes Lingfield honours
Road charts route to Royal riches
Johnson taken to hospital
Grece excels at Saint-Cloud
Hawk given Greatwood option
Royal summons for Apache
Hannon: Early speed key for Osaila
Bowe takes aim at WKD bullseye
Hootenanny 'smoking' for BC mission
Avenue roads lead to Newmarket
Shu to be kept busy
Scu sweet on Sensation Ascot raid
Murtagh succumbs to Cup charms
Dandino to stay in Australia
Glance denied Mackinnon defence
Bailey ace rules Supreme at Taunton
O'Brien hit by Magician blow
Diablo in big-race picture
Buckley raises Toast to Osborne
Pastille seeking four-timer
Conti all set for Charlie Hall
Barnes out to storm Saint-Cloud
Williams issues Buywise warning
Lynam reveals Slade stalls fears
29 October 2014Lame Magician out of Breeders' Cup
Diablo in big-race picture
Mullins enters strong Hennessy team
Damaged hock behind Estid reverse
Eckhart team rocked by injury blow
Hunt Ball makes Power play
Morgiana a T bone of contention
Kirby ponders Buttons French raid
Glance camp turn to Williams
Wohler trusts 'professional' Moore
Red alert to Cup challenge
Head targets more Mile glory
Mile hope Toronado in 'great form'
Telescope camp banking on Moore
Twiston-Davies link excites Moore
Flying third to Bob on hurdling bow
Harden to test top staying waters
Godolphin take share in Belardo
Mullins has big guns at Down Royal
Annacotty set for Kempton return
Powell and Bradley cleared
28 October 2014Fingal camp on weather watch
More injury woe for Popham
Dickin unveils Thomas gameplan
Power stalls in Flemington spin
Toast drawn nine in BC Classic
My Ambivalent passed fit by vets
Harry out to bring House down
Three and easy for ton-up Hanagan
Wood carves out Galway verdict
More Of That in Wetherby frame
Big guns confirmed for Charlie Hall
Byron pencilled in for Far East
Newbury reverts to original title
Magician to stay in the US
Henderson considers hurdles for Bob
27 October 2014Mountainous back on National trail
Ground to dictate Gold run
Elite aim for Rendezvous
Classic dreams at Leopardstown
Smullen celebrates seventh title
Cheltenham target for Module
Pete shows his Aintree mettle
Royal-Oak double for Boistron
Starchitect in surprise strike
New One given Haydock mission
Balding excited by Park prospects
Sights set high for Crafty