Dual King George VI Chase winner Silviniaco Conti is the headline name among 10 remaining possibles for Saturday's Betfair Ascot Chase.
Paul Nicholls has tinkered with the 10-year-old's programme this season after he had no answer to Cue Card at Haydock and was pulled up in the King George. He has not been entered for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Nicholls could also run Vibrato Valtat while Nicky Henderson is another with multiple possibles in Triolo D'Alene, who returned to winning form last time out, and the mare Ma Filleule.
The sole Irish-trained possible is the rejuvenated Flemenstar for Anthony Curran, who landed a Grade One event at Leopardstown over Christmas.
David Pipe's Dynaste will be looking to return to something like his best, with Irish Cavalier needing to bounce back, too.
Dan Skelton's Savello, Johnny Farrelly's novice Amore Alato and the Philip Hobbs-trained Royal Regatta complete the 10.
The sponsors' spokesman Barry Orr said: "Silviniaco Conti and Dynaste are old foes and at 5/2 the Paul Nicholls runner just shades it at the top of our market.
"It has the makings of a very strong renewal with Flemenstar and Royal Regatta both intriguing entries."
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