Peddlers Cross and Binocular feature among a fascinating list of 13 entries for Saturday’s Hurdle at Aintree.
Donald McCain’s star Peddlers Cross ran a huge race to fill the runner-up spot behind Hurricane Fly in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, while last year’s champion Binocular had to miss the race after being treated for an allergy.
Binocular’s trainer, Nicky Henderson, has also entered Champion Hurdle third Oscar Whisky, as well as Zaynar.
McCain could saddle the frontrunning Overturn, while Willie Mullins’ sole entry is Thousand Stars.
Other interesting contenders include County Hurdle runner-up Get Me Out Of Here, the Paul Nicholls-trained Celestial Halo and Pat Rodford’s smart mare Sparky May.
Khyber Kim, Oscar Dan Dan, Ronaldo De Mottes and Salden Licht complete the possibles.