Two of Jumps racing's heavyweights, Altior and Cyrname, have been entered for the Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot on Saturday 23rd November.

The Nicky Henderson-trained Altior is currently the highest rated Jumps horse in training and is unbeaten over obstacles so far in 19 attempts, a record stretching back to October 2015.

The 9-year-old's run includes two wins at Ascot, over hurdles in 2015 and in January's Grade 1 Matchbook Clarence House Chase, but Saturday's race will be the first time he has attempted a distance of more than 2m2f at any course.

Cyrname, trained by Paul Nicholls, was one of the stars of the 2018/19 season, with arguably his most impressive performance coming at Ascot when winning the Grade 1 Betfair Ascot Chase by 17 lengths from Waiting Patiently over the same distance as Saturday's race.

Altior's stablemate Top Notch, as well as Warren Greatrex's Keeper Hill and Dan Skelton's Solomon Grey, are the other horses entered for the race, which goes off at 2:05pm.

Tickets for Saturday's raceday are still available and start from £26 for adults, with group discount available for groups of 10+. Under 18s go free.

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