The title will face six rivals as Bate 365 Charlie Hall chase back-to-back renewals try to win at Weatherby on Saturday.
Paul Nichols, a nine-year-old, was a comfortable winner of the race last year but was pulled off the next two starts and underwent an air operation during the summer break.
Nichols is looking for a fifth win in the race and if he succeeds, Sirenm Weaver will join some truly great names as a double winner of the race with choices like Lad, One Man and Nichols doubling his own business. .
Dan Skeleton has started the season in good form and he drove Grade One winner Sean Blue as a newcomer last season.
The second-highest-ranked runner in this case is Tom George’s Clondau Castle, who advanced through the disabled rankings to finish second in Grade One at Entry last April.
Mighty Thunder ran for Lucinda Russell. Last season’s winner of the Scottish Nationals, Russell decided to run in a graded race for the first time instead of carrying a big weight in disability.
Nicky Henderson, not winning the race from Marlborough in 2002, represents the Fossil Raffles, who have already made an out this season while trying to lose a respectable second 12lb in the Bravemansgame.
Christian Williams ran Kitty’s Light, losing just five of the 365 Gold Cups last season but a second and a short one after returning to action at Chepstow.
The field was completed by locally trained runner, Phil Kirby’s Top Villa Ben, winner of the 2019 Roland Merrick on the track.
Paisley Park has been announced for the Bet 365 hurdle, better known as the West Yorkshire hurdle, and Emma Lovell hopes the rain forecast will come true.
Winner of the Long Walk last season, he was the brave third when he tried to recover his Stars hurdle but pulled into the entry.
Thomas Derby was a great third in the entry race and looks like a worthy opponent like Master Tomitukar, who is unpublished on small hurdles.
Dillon, Proschema, Slate House and Indefatigable all ask for a Charles Byrne-trained Oscar runner-up.
Bet 365 Meres Hurdley has seven, including Miranda, Molly Alice Wish, FiveEndWenty and Mary’s Rock.