The million dollar question is of course, who wins? And it's the million dollar question cause both horses have valid arguments as to why they would, especially over the 2m 5f distance which looks the most likely at the moment.
The main case for Altior is that he is undoubtedly one of the finest chasers we have ever seen with 19 straight victories in a row including NINE Grade 1 wins. However, he's yet to run over further than 2m 1f so the extra half a mile over 2m 5f could ask some serious questions but it would also give us a better idea as to how doable the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day would be for him then obviously after that, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
He's stuck in a bit of a rut at the moment Altior. There's no chaser that comes close to him over two miles and he's finding it all too easy so to find serious competitors, he's going to either have to step up in trip or carry a lorry on his back.
Cyrname's case is fairly more simple. He's bolted up on both occasions over 2m 5f at Ascot with a combined winning distance of 38 lengths from those two wins. There's his case clear and simple The winner of this match up really does depend on Altior.
If he's the same or better over 2m 5f as he is over two miles, he wins the race. If he isn't, then you have to say Cyrname is favourite.
Whether we get to see it or not is a different question but if we do, it'll undoubtedly be a race that we won't forget in a hurry.