What was set up to be one of the races of the season between the two highest rated chase horses in the sport will now not go ahead due to trainer Paul Nicholls not declaring his stable-star in the contest.
Nicholls has said that the quick ground was the reason why Cyrname will not be running in the Grade 1 Celebration Chase at Sandown on Saturday.
The Ascot Chase winner in February is the highest chaser on the planet rated at 178. He was given this after after his sterling performance in the Grade 1 contest where he went on to defeat last year's winner by 17 lengths.
The rating of 178 see's him officially rated 3lb higher than the superstar that is Altior which was a huge talking point in the racing world for months.
Altior is set to still run in the contest and is looking to land his 19th consecutive win to his infamous form line and his third victory in the Celebration Chase
The going on the Sandown track is currently good, good to firm in places which would be to quick for Cyrname, but for Altior should be just fine with the Nicky Henderson trained nine year old known for being fairly versatile on many different going descriptions.
The Esher track could still see Cyrname on Saturday with the gelding still holding a spot in the bet365 Oaksey Chase.
Nicholls will revisit the track tomorrow morning to make his final decision ahead of final declarations for the race day but there will need to be some rain for the seven year old to be involved on the last big jumps day in Britain.