Sacre and Sanctuaire to meet in Creek
(Healy Racing Photos)
The two brilliant two-milers will put their 100% records over fences on the line at the Esher venue in an eagerly-awaited showdown.
The Nicky Henderson-trained Sprinter Sacre was a superb winner of the Arkle Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival while Sanctuaire has yet to put a foot wrong since Paul Nicholls switched him to the bigger obstacles.
Nicholls has also entered Doeslessthanme and Henderson also has a second string in French Opera.
The numbers are made up by Escort'men, Gracchus, Idarah, Kinkeel, Kumbeshwar and His Excellency.
Paddy Power bet: 4-9 Sprinter Sacre, 5-2 Sanctuaire, 9 French Opera, 20 Doeslessthanme, Kumbeshwar, 25 His Excellency, 33 Idarah, 50 Escort'men, 100 Gracchus, 200 Kinkeel,
A mouth-watering clash between Flemenstar and Sir Des Champs is on the cards after nine remained in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown this Sunday.