Peterborough Chase winner Charbel will bid to continue his fine season as he heads a final field of five for the Listed 32Red Casino Chase at Kempton on Saturday.
The Kim Bailey-trained gelding, who landed his first Graded success at Huntingdon last time out, will face former Scilly Isles Chase winner Top Notch, who finished third in the Long Walk Hurdle on his reappearance, Black Corton, Hammersly Lake and Speredek.
Charbel is a best-priced 16-1 with William Hill for the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
Last year’s winner Waiting Patiently, who was brought down by Bristol De Mai in the King George VI Chase last month, does not run.
Warwick’s Grade 2 Ballymore Leamington Novices’ Hurdle, which has produced festival winners Willoughby Court and The New One, has attracted a final field of seven and is headed by the exciting Birchdale and Tidal Flow.
JP McManus, who owns Birchdale, will be represented by last year’s Albert Bartlett runner-up Ok Corral in the Listed Hampton Novices’ Chase at Warwick. The gelding, who will be ridden by Derek O’Connor, faces Grade 2 scorer Rocky’s Treasure, winner of four of his five starts over fences, among four rivals.
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