Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott have both put two of their 2019 Magners Gold Cup entries in the Goffs Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park on Thursday, 24 January.
Champion trainer Mullins has included Cheltenham Festival hopes Total Recall and Invitation Only in his entry of 15 horses.
A six-time winner of the race, Mullins has also entered Pleasant Company, Pairofbrowneyes, Up For Review and the Grade 2 novice chase winner Some Neck.
Last year’s hero Monbeg Notorious and the 2016 runner-up Mala Beach are among Gordon Elliott’s blue riband entries and they head his team of 10 in the Gowran highlight. Both feature towards the head of the handicap as do Alpha Des Obeaux and Dounikos.
The Elliott-trained Space Cadet, Woods Well and Out Sam, third, fifth and sixth in the race last year are also among the entries.
In all there are 46 horses going forward for the latest renewal of this historic race, an increase of nine on last year.
Successful with My Murphy in 2016, Liam Burke could seek further success with Sumos Novios.
Ted Walsh was a winner with Roc De Prince in 1991 and has entered Any Second Now whose owner JP McManus could also be represented by the Noel Meade-trained De Name Escapes Me and the Paul Nolan-trained Fitzhenry.
Valseur Lido heads a trio that Henry De Bromhead has to choose from.
From Britain, David Pipe could have his first runners in the race as he has entered both his Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase winner Daklondike and Ramses De Teillee, runner-up to Elegant Escape in the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow late last month.
Watch live coverage of the Goffs Thyestes Chase on RTÉ2 television from 1pm on Thursday, 24 January.