Coneygree and Don Poli are the star names among 14 novices going forward for the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday.
The Mark Bradstock-trained Coneygree has returned from almost two years on the sidelines better than ever this season, racking up a hat-trick of victories over fences to leave connections seriously considering a tilt at the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday week.
Ante-post favourite John F Kennedy heads the 102 entries left in this year's Investec Derby following the latest forfeit stage.
The son of Galileo, who is a general 6-1 market leader, is one of 21 horses in the £1.325 million contest on June 6 for trainer Aidan O'Brien.
We have three interesting selections for Tips Den followers this afternoon, with two running over in Clonmel and one sandwiched between those two in the 3.10 contest up in Carlisle.
Our trend-buster Andrew Mount has crunched the numbers for day one of the festival. Check out our essential trends & stats guide including the all of the Grade 1 and handicap action, starting with two interesting outsiders for the opening contest!