Hurricane heads Champion assault
The Willie Mullins-trained Hurricane Fly is the pick of the seven-strong Irish challenge among a total of 31 entries for the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March.
Solwhit, Dunguib and former winner Sublimity also feature among the possible contenders.
Reigning Champion Hurdle hero Binocular heads the antepost markets after showing his well-being with a brilliant performance in the Christmas Hurdle.
Donald McCain has both Fighting Fifth hero Peddlers Cross and Christmas Hurdle runner-up Overturn in the reckoning, while Philip Hobbs' International Hurdle winner Menorah adds further strength to a fascinating renewal.