Willie Mullins has left in both Max Dynamite and Wicklow Brave for Friday's Yorkshire Cup at York.
Max Dynimate was pulled up in the Ballymore Handicap Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival last month, while at the same meeting Wicklow Brave ran second behind Supasundae in the Betdaq Champion Hurdle.
Last year's Goodwood Cup winner Stradivarius will begin his bid for staying honours in 2018 when he takes his chance.
John Gosden's classy long-distance horse had a successful three-year-old career. Not only did he lower the colours of Gold Cup hero Big Orange, but he was also a highly-creditable third in both the St Leger and the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup.
Stradivarius makes his reappearance in this Group Two contest over a mile and three-quarters which is one of the first legs in the WH Stayers' Million.
Should he be victorious on Friday, he would be in line for the £1million bonus on offer for any horse that wins one of four prep events in May before going on to claim the Gold Cup at Ascot, the Goodwood Cup and the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup.