Bullets dodging nothing at Kempton
Paul Nicholls' Dodging Bullets will face five rivals in the williamhill.com Novices' Chase at Kempton on Friday.
The five-year-old has made an encouraging start to his chasing career with wins at Kempton and Cheltenham.
He is unlikely to have things his own way in the Grade Two over two miles, registered as the Wayward Lad Novices' Chase, as his five rivals are headed by Valdez.
Alan King's six-year-old has won both his races over the bigger obstacles in great fashion at Exeter and Newbury.
Nicky Henderson took this prize 12 months ago with subsequent Arkle Trophy hero Simonsig. The champion trainer relies this time on Grandouet.
A top-class hurdler, he had an inauspicious start to his chasing career when unseating Barry Geraghty at Sandown but showed he could be potentially smart when only beaten a neck by Hinterland at Sandown in the Henry VIII Novices' Chase earlier this month.
Red Riverman, Bin End and Lindsay's Dream make up the field.