The Fort Leney Novice Chase, currently ran as the Neville Hotels Novice Chase, is a Grade 1 National Hunt steeplechase held once more at Leopardstown, during their Christmas festival in Ireland.
It is run over a distance of three miles, where there are 17 fences to be jumped and as it seems to be the case every year; the race looks set to be strongly influenced by Gigginstown House Stud.
Similarly to the Ryanair Hurdle - the second Grade 1 on Saturday from Leopardstown, seven go to post; five of which from Gigginstown, including the favourite Delta Work for trainer Gordon Elliott.
The 5yo gelding has won his two starts over fences this season - most recently in the Grade One Drinmore Novices Chase, beating Le Richebourg who has since boosted the form. Last season's Pertemps Final winner is joined by stable companion Blow By Blow - who also won at the Festival nine months ago in the Martin Pipe.
However, the latter has somewhat struggled since stepping up the fences, and will be looking to improve from his recent seventh at Fairyhouse where he was the last to finish. Also sporting the Gigginstown colours are Henry De Bromhead duo Nick Lost and Judgement Day - the latter who has notched up a four-timer on good ground over the past four months.
Joseph O'Brien also has Mortal, who won on his chasing debut in a Beginners Chase at Fairyhouse almost a month ago.
The two challengers to Gigginstown are Ben Dundee, who has much to prove after he was pulled up two-out last time in a Grade 3, and the Jessica Harrington-trained Moonshine Bay, who should not be discounted, having scored in two of his last three contests.