Final Up to date: 23/12/19 11:03am
A choose area of six will go to put up for the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.
The 2 market leaders for the previous month, Cyrname and Lostintranslation, head the sphere as each chase a second Grade One win in open firm.
Cyrname has gained every of his final three races – all at Ascot – and famously ended Altior’s 19-race unbeaten streak final outing within the 1965 Chase.
Paul Nicholls’ new star is at the moment the highest-rated chaser in coaching, on a 4lb increased mark than Colin Tizzard’s Lostintranslation, who bagged a primary top-level win in open firm final outing within the Betfair Chase at Haydock.
Each trainers even have exceptionally sturdy second-strings to their bow.
Nicholls fields final 12 months’s race winner Clan Des Obeaux, however he will likely be partnered by Sam Twiston-Davies this time as common pilot Harry Cobden has opted to journey Cyrname as an alternative.
Tizzard’s stylish second string is Thistlecrack, one other former winner of the race. He claimed the competition as a novice in 2016 however has suffered damage points within the interim, though he did end second in 2018.
Venetia Williams’ Aso, second within the Ryanair at Cheltenham in March, additionally strains up together with Willie Mullins’ Footpad, with the 2018 Arkle winner the lowest-rated runner within the race on a lofty 165.
The one horse not declared was Warren Greatrex’s mare La Bague Au Roi.