Martin Todhunter has three entries in Colonel In Chief, Chipped Out (who has a 6lb penalty for an Ayr victory) and Maitre De Musique. He said: "Maitre De Musique is the most likely runner - if he gets in. He ran well there last time [beaten a neck by Nosam]. Colonel In Chief runs on Friday and Chipped Out is also entered at Ayr on Saturday so I'll wait and see what both races look like before deciding. But I wouldn't mind having a go with Chipped Out."
Some Great Yorkshire entries are also in the Ladbroke Trophy Chase at Cheltenham.
Tiutchev has shortened as favourite for the Tote Gold Trophy following his six-length victory in the Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle at Kempton, while Istabraq, a facile winner at Leopardstown on Sunday, looks sure to start the hottest favourite for the Champion Hurdle since Comedy Of Errors was beaten at 4-6 by Lanzarote in 1974.
LADBROKE TROPHY HANDICAP CHASE (Cheltenham, Saturday) Ladbrokes: 9-2 Even Flow, Papillon, 5-1 Cyfor Malta (with a run), 11-2 Jathib, 6-1 Monnaie Forte, Mr Strong Gale, 7-1 Dr Leunt, 10-1 others.Reuse content