Short-priced antepost favourite Gaillard Du Mesnil heads 37 entries for the National Hunt Chase that will conclude the opening day of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival.

The seven-year-old is one of 12 entries – alongside Aione, Bronn, Captain Kangaroo, Chavez, Glengouly, I Am MaximusKilcruit, Mr Adjudicator, Rambranlt’jac, Ramillies and Tenzing – for the great Willie Mullins.

Gordon Elliott’s Chemical Energy, our antepost second-favourite for the race, has been granted an entry, as has stablemates Gerri Colombe, Frontal Assault, Fakeira and Minella Crooner.

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Amirite for Henry De Bromhead is in the mix, as is Stuart Crawford’s Gold Cup Bailly – while Churchstonewarrior for Jonathan Sweeney and Noel Meade’s Idas Boy represent other Irish entrants of note.

Over on these shores, Nicky Henderson has entered City Chief and last season’s Kim Muir runner-up Mister Coffey – while the likes of Harper’s Brook, Hidden Heroics and Gustavian are interesting.

Full list of 2023 National Hunt Chase Entries

Aione, Amirite, Bellatrixsa, Blackjack Magic, Bowtogreatness, Bronn, Captain Kangaroo, Chavez, Chemical Energy, Churchstonewarrior, City Chief, Coeur Serein, Coolvalla, Fakiera, Frontal Assault, Gaillard Du Mesnil, Gerri Colombe, Glengouly, Gold Cup Bailly, Gustavian, Harper’s Brook, Hidden Heroics, I Am Maximus, Idas Boy, Iron Bridge, Jon Snow, Kilcruit, Mahler Mission, Malinello, Minella Crooner, Mister Coffey, Mr Adjudicator, Rambranlt’jac, Ramillies, Tea For Free, Tenzing, Walking On Glass

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