Dan Skelton boasts one in this Grade One chase over 1m 7f at Sandown on Saturday in the form of Unexpected Party. Thr eight-year-old arrives here on the back of finishing fifth in the Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Cheltenham last month, where the impressive 4/1fav Stage Star claimed victory ahead of Notlongtillmay.
He had entered that contest on the back of winning a Listed novice at Chepstow a month before, ahead of Paul Nicholls' Knappers Hill. He was only able to manage fifth in the Grade One Turners' at Cheltenham in March and in this sort of company, it seems unlikely that he would win here.
Ciaran Gethings in booked to ride the 146-rated chaser who cannot be dismissed, but others are admittedly preferred.