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Grugy heads ten for Ascot

Sire De Grugy is one of 10 possible runners remaining in Saturday's Sodexo Clarence House Chase at Ascot.

Gary Moore's stable star will attempt to land his second Grade One of the season, having already bagged the Tingle Creek in Sprinter Sacre's absence while he also benefited at Kempton over Christmas when the current two-mile king was pulled up.

Sprinter Sacre's trainer Nicky Henderson relies on the veteran French Opera.

The Irish challenge is a strong one, with Shark Hanlon's Hidden Cyclone due to travel after running out of his skin at Leopardstown over Christmas when just beaten by Benefficient in the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase, which followed a big run at Cheltenham before that.

Joining him could be Henry de Bromhead's Special Tiara, a Grade One winner at Aintree in April, and his stablemate Days Hotel.

Mick Channon is set to saddle 2012 winner Somersby, while Emma Lavelle's novice Fox Appeal is a fascinating possibility.

Kauto Stone, Lancetto and Oiseau De Nuit complete the list.