Super 60 in Supreme Novices'
Haydock winner Zamdy Man is the most notable absentee from the 60 horses left in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle.
Last Updated: 19/02/14 12:04pm
The Venetia Williams-trained winner of the Sky Bet Supreme Trial was among 42 horses scratched from the contest.
Willie Mullins retains a predictably strong hand among those remaining, being responsible for nine of the field, including the sponsors' 11/4 favourite Vautour.
The trainer confirmed on Wednesday that Vautour, Wicklow Brave and Valseur Lido are all at present intended starters in the race.
Paul Nicholls is responsible for second-favourite Irving, along with Fascino Rustico and Lac Fontana, while his British trainers' title rival Nicky Henderson has left in Cup Final, a possible starter in Saturday's Dovecote Hurdle at Kempton, Tolworth Hurdle winner Josses Hill, Stand To Reason and Vaniteux.
David Pipe, who has a particularly strong-looking team for the Festival novice hurdles this year, is responsible for Dell' Arca, Diamond Life, Pleasant Company, The Liquidator, Vieux Lion Rouge and Volt Face.