Gold Cup outsider Bold Sir Brian and Peter Buchanan head the 11 declared runners for Saturday's Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock.
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The meeting must pass a further inspection on Friday morning, but the course was found to be fit for racing when officials had a look on Thursday, with the going described as heavy.
Bold Sir Brian's trainer Lucinda Russell also hopes to be saddle Silver By Nature, with conditional Grant Cockburn booked to ride the popular grey horse, who has a fine record at the track but who hasn't been seen since finishing down the field in the 2011 Grand National.
Mudlark Cannington Brook has been declared, but Grand National possibles Cappa Bleu and Roberto Goldback are both missing along with ante-post second-favourite Katenko.
The other declared runners are Our Mick, Consigliere, Summery Justice, Gansey, Neptune Equester, Mac Aeda, Tartak and Hey Big Spender.