MIGHT BITE heads a field of ten horses confirmed for the 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.
Nicky Henderson's chaser is a hot favourite for the Grade 1 race and will face a maximum if nine rivals.
His main challenger looks to be Nigel Twiston-Davies' Bristol De Mai who was mightily impressive in last month's Betfair Chase at Haydock.
Bristol De Mai's connections will scoop a £1million bonus if he can add the King George and the Cheltenham Gold Cup to his victory on Merseyside.
NAP 6.10 Kempton – Lacan: 'Can follow up his cosy win over course and distance last month' (add to your betslip)
NEXT BEST 1.45 Lingfield – Our Man In Havan: 'Is the value against runners from bigger yards (add to your betslip)
TREBLE 2.30 Ludlow – Monbeg Charmer: 'Put in a decent performance to win over course and distance last time (add to your betslip)
Thistlecrack is back to defend his crown but was soundly beaten on his return over hurdles.
Tizzard is also set to run Fox Norton, who will tackle three miles for the first time after being beaten over two miles in the Tingle Creek.
Henderson has a second string to his bow in the form of Whisper while the two Irish contenders are the Gigginstown House Stud-owned pair of Outlander and Disko.
Double Shuffle (Tom George), Tea For Two (Nick Williams) and Traffic Fluide (Gary Moore) complete the potential field.
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