Paisley Park will face a maximum of 13 rivals in his bid to regain the Porsche Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday.

Emma Lavelle's classy performer took the Grade One prize in 2018 on the way to winning the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham the following March.

He was set to attempt to retain his Long Walk crown last December, but was a late withdrawal due to the heavy ground.

Disappointing in last season's Stayers' Hurdle, Paisley Park made an encouraging comeback when second to Thyme Hill in the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury.

The Philip Hobbs-trained six-year-old is among his potential opposition, while there are two other previous winners among the five-day confirmations in the shape of Thistlecrack (2015) and The Worlds End (2019).

Gordon Elliott's Sire Du Berlais and the Ronan McNally-trained The Jam Man are the two Irish-trained possibles

David Pipe could take the plunge with the prolific Main Fact, winner of his last nine races.

Completing the list are Lil Rockerfeller, Portrush Ted, Third Wind, Thomas Darby and Younevercall.

Kildisart also holds an entry in the Ascot Silver Cup Handicap Chase on the same card.