The beast is back.
Nicky Henderson's superstar Buveur D'Air returned to victory in the Fighting Fifth last weekend, and another one of his Champions is back on the scene; the almighty Altior.
Unbeaten over obstacles, Altior is a three-time winner at the Cheltenham Festival, and begins his quest to defend his Champion Chase crown, with the Tingle Creek in mind this weekend.
Altior sauntered up the run-in at Cheltenham back in March, and looks a class apart from anyone in the division at the moment. On the tip of immortality, all eyes will be on Sandown on Saturday, as the monster - Altior returns.