Bless The Wings saw off the Enda Bolger threat to win the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase for Gordon Elliott.
Sam Twiston-Davies has been given the all-clear to ride The New One in the Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Rose Dobbin has the Edinburgh National as a possible early target in 2018 for Mister Don after he won at Doncaster.
All eyes will be on Apple's Shakira at Cheltenham on Saturday as she defends her unbeaten record in the opener.
Tingle Creek winner Politologue will be given an entry in the Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton.
Colin Tizzard expects Cue Card to have just three more runs before heading into retirement in the spring.
Western Ryder made it back-to-back wins after claiming victory in the opener at Cheltenham on Friday.
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