Several top novice hurdles look to cement their claims for the opening race of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival - the Supreme Novices Hurdle, with a victory in the Grade Two trial at Haydock this Saturday - registered as the Rossington.
The current favourite for the Cheltenham contest looks set to take his place here - Nicky Henderson's Angels Breath.
After making the move from France, the 5yo grey skipped clear on his British debut at Ascot in a similar trial days before Christmas.
The gelding responded sharply to Nico de Boinville's urgings, and there looks to be more to come here, which is definitely what is expected by most, having already been made a short price for the Supreme.
Standing in his way is stablemate Mister Fisher, who landed the 32Red Casino Novices Hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day - comfortably brushing aside the likes of Thomas Darby - who will seek a return to form here, The Big Bite and Didtheyleaveuoutto, who had all stacked up some solid form this season beforehand.
The main danger to the Henderson duo is arguably Ben Pauling's Bright Forecast, who has back-to-back to his name on his first two starts in England.
Victories at Leicester and most notably Newbury - where he charged home up the run-in has seen him rise in the market for the Supreme, and he can certainly push his claims closer to the summit with another solid display here.
Idee De Garde looks to hold solid claims from the remainder for Dan and Harry Skelton, whilst Esprit Du Large and Shantaluze - unbeaten this term, cannot be discounted.