It has been very well noted that Paul Nicholls has been in sensational form since the turn of the year - which included a five-timer at Ascot.
The Ditcheat master took his form to new lengths at the Cheltenham Festival three weeks ago, which included striking successes in the RSA Novices Chase with Topofthegame and Ryanair Chase victor Frodon.
Whilst the latter heads for an early summer holiday, the former (Topofthegame) looks set to renew his clash with La Bague Au Roi - who skipped the Festival, in the Betway Mildmway Novices Chase.
King George winner Clan Des Obeaux finished a gallant fifth in the Gold Cup and will seek retribution in the Betway Bowl which will certainly suit the seven-year-old, with a flatter more lenient track at hand.
Cyrname - officially the best horse in training before the Festival could be seen in the JLT Melling Chase alongside stablemate Politologue - who ran a cracker in the Champion Chase behind Altior.
These seem to be the players for Nicholls, as he may not even saddle a runner in the big race itself after his big hope Give Me A Copper was left a little sore after his tumble at Prestbury Park.
Nicholls - who landed a maiden Grand National success with Neptune Collonges in 2012, also has the interesting Christopher Wood at the other end of the spectrum, who will take the jump up in class to compete in the Grade One Doom Bar Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle.