Formlines from several races at the Cheltenham Festival could meet in the John Smith’s Melling Chase at Aintree on Friday.
Queen Mother Champion Chase winner Finian’s Rainbow, Ryanair runner-up Albertas Run and Arkle second Cue Card all hold entries in the Grade One.
Throw in Medermit, Poquelin and Wishfull Thinking and a cracking race is in prospect.
The John Smith’s Mildmay Novices’ Chase has attracted the Paul Nicholls-trained Silviniaco Conti and Join Together, as well as Jewson runner-up Champion Court.
Emma Lavelle’s Penny Max and Pam Sly’s Helpston are also engaged.
The Grade One Sefton Novices’ Hurdle sees 29 entries including Fingal Bay, Cotton Mill, Knock A Hand and Tap Night.
Friday’s race over the big National fences is the John Smith’s Topham Chase with dual winner Always Waining going for the hat-trick.
The Tangle Teaser Top Novices’ Hurdle could see Darlan out again with Hinterland and Dodging Bullets others to note.