The five-year-old will receive 7lb from most of his rivals and 14lb from chief threat, the Aidan Howard-trained Winter Escape, formerly a classy hurdler
for Alan King in England and already making his mark over the bigger obstacles for his Curragh-based handler.
"Unfortunately we've got a fairly big stumbling block in our way in the champion hurdler
, but there's good money for second.
With practice (repetition) the hurdler
develops a pace with little variation between the speed crossing each hurdle and his or her speed between the hurdles.
Pearson set a meeting record at the 2011 Birmingham Grand Prix but won't be resting on her laurels at this year's event with Porter hot on her heels - and the rest of the world's best hurdlers
lining up to beat her across the line.
One Twitter user wrote: "I have a new female hurdler
to cheer for.
Another adds, "Michelle Jenneke Might Be the Hottest Hurdler
MANY in racing believe the sport is about to witness another golden age of twomile hurdlers
Rhys "That was really comfortable but I knew it would be beforehand," said a confident Greene, who has been preparing for his Barcelona bow by attending an Aviva warm-weather training camp in Monte Gordo.
The motor qualities necessary for the speed runner and hurdler
are speed, resistance (especially the anaerobic capacity), force, detent, mobility, flexibility and dexterity.
In the first half on the last National Hunt campaign he appeared to be one of the most impressive novice hurdlers
around and numbered a Grade One victory in the Challow Hurdle at Newbury among his successes.
Welsh number one under-20 400m hurdler
Luke Morgan, consolidated his position as the top junior men's hurdler
, beating last year's under-17 champion.
The 2006 Commonwealth athletes gave Scott,15, a runner and hurdler
from Edinburgh, 17-year old Aberdonian hurdler
and runner Sylvia, Glaswegian hurdler
David,17, and 19-year old Eilidh, a hurdler
from Pitreavie, advice on performance, diet, training and attitude.