The last two winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup feature among a high quality field of 15 for Leopardstown's Lexus Chase.
Hurricane Fly and Jezki as the pair headline nine entries for the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown on December 29.
Our star columnist Richard Fahey has won the Sky Bet Trophy for Yorkshire's top trainer with The Grey Gatsby horse of the year.
Alvarado, fourth in the Crabbie's Grand National in April, will have his season built around a return to Aintree.
Ian Ogg analyses the last 10 renewals of Saturday's The Ladbroke at Ascot and picks out the key statistics.
Emerging Talent looks to follow in the steps of Irving by winning Friday's Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle at Ascot.
Anthony Knott has been disqualified for three years after being found guilty of passing on inside information.
View from connections ahead of Friday's Mitie Novices' Chase at Ascot where Josses Hill and Ptit Zig cross swords.
Lucinda Russell is hoping for better luck at Wetherby with Green Flag in the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase on Boxing Day.
Neil King is plotting a path to the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle in March for his stable star Zeroeshadesofgrey.