Arguably the race of the four days this year is set to be the Champion Chase with the contest being dominated by Altior over the last few seasons and him looking to make it a hat-trick of wins in the contest but this season will have his work cut out.
Henderson's stable star has not had the season he would have wanted only running once and losing his 19 race unbeaten streak to Cyrname when stepped up in trip at Ascot.
Since then he has suffered with little training setbacks and has not been seen, not having the ideal preparation ahead of his title defence but there is still the factor of his star quality that makes him the one to beat.
In normal seasons the nine year old has had tough opponents but this term it has been exceeded with Defi Du Seuil looking like two of the best horses he will ever come against in this event.
Defi Du Seuil has been faultless all year round winning all four of his contests over two miles including back to back Grade Ones in his last two runs in the Clarence House and Tingle Creek.
Chacun Pour Soi for Willie Mullins has been touted as one of the best horses the yard currently has and with the abundance of talent that the Irishman has that is some statement.
Very unexposed for Mullins only racing four times in three years but last time out cruised to victory in the Dublin Chase at Leopardstown to throw his name in the hat.
It is set to be one hell of a contest that we can not wait for and it is to early to name our winner with still five weeks left before the big one.