Rebel Fitz remains on course for the Guinness Galway Hurdle after featuring among 64 remaining entries for the big two-mile event next Thursday.

The Michael Winters-trained seven-year-old heads the ante-post markets following his win over Captain Cee Bee in the Grimes Hurdle at Tipperary last weekend. He will carry a 6lb penalty for that success.

Captain Cee Bee, eighth in the Galway Hurdle 12 months ago, stands his ground, as does Tipperary third The Real Article.

Last year's Galway hero Moon Dice is in again for Paul Flynn, while Donald McCain, successful two years ago with Overturn, has left in Lexi's Boy, winner of the Cumberland Plate on the Flat at Carlisle this season.

Tony Mullins has been sweet on the chance of Clarach for a while and the Beneficial gelding, who is on a four-timer, is now guaranteed a place in the maximum 20-strong line-up.

John Kiely's Carlingford Lough, who is vying for favouritism, is on the edge of securing a place, as is Brendan Duke's Mister Benedictine.

Willie Mullins has left Blazing Tempo in this race as well as the Galway Plate 24 hours earlier and also has another strong fancy in the Graham Wylie-owned Drive Time.