Big Buck's heads hurdle contenders
Big Buck's will face a maximum of seven rivals as he seeks to win the Long Distance Hurdle for the fourth year running at Newbury on Saturday.
Paul Nicholls's crack performer is unbeaten in 17 races since he returned to hurdles after unseating Sam Thomas in the Hennessy at the Berkshire track in 2008.
This Grade Two contest has been the starting point every season since and the nine-year-old is set to make his seasonal reappearance there once again.
The race was reopened due to insufficient entries and his likely opposition includes his stablemate Five Dream.
Alan King has put in Smad Place while Tom George's Crack Away Jack and the Nick Williams-trained Reve De Sivola are useful performers.
The list is completed by Fox Appeal, Maggio and Possol.