Bob among RSA 49
Boston Bob (right) winning at Navan
(Healy Racing Photos)
David Pipe's Dynaste has been at the head of the betting since a convincing win in the Feltham Novices' Chase over Christmas, whereas Willie Mullins' Boston Bob hasn't been seen since making a winning debut over the larger obstacles back in December.
Mikael D'Haguenet, Aupcharlie and Back In Focus help make up a nine-strong entry from the Mullins camp with the former having gained a first success over fences last time out. He was a faller when sent off a 15/2 chance in the 2011 renewal of the RSA.
Paul Nicholls has three entered, including sole five-year-old Unioniste and the progressive stayer Rocky Creek, Our Father and Goulanes complete Pipe's team, while Donald McCain has both Super Duty and Real Milan among the list.
Jim Bolger's long-term absentee Parish Hall may be delayed in his comeback once again.