Five left against Hurricane
(Healy Racing Photos)
Willie Mullins' star performer will bid for his third successive win in the Grade One contest at the Dublin track.
"He's in great shape. Looking at him coming off the gallops on Monday morning he's fit and ready," Mullins told At The Races. "Hopefully then we'll just count down to Sunday."
He will be faced by Binocular, who is set to travel, rather than stay closer to home for the rearranged StanJames.com Champion Hurdle Trial at Doncaster.
"The plan at the minute is that he'll go to Ireland," said owner JP McManus' racing manager Frank Berry.
"Everybody seems very happy with him and we're looking forward to a good run at Leopardstown."
Mullins also has Thousand Stars and Zaidpour entered while Captain Cee Bee and One Cool Shabra complete the ones that remain.
Wednesday's meeting at Exeter has been abandoned following a second inspection at lunchtime.