It promises to be a big day for Sparsholt trainer Harry Whttington as Saint Calvados puts his credentials for the Arkle Chase at the Festival on the line in the Betway Kingmaker Novices’ Chase at Warwick.

The five-year-old steps up to Grade 2 company after impressing with his slick jumping in posting back-to-back wins in novice handicap chases at Newbury.

Meanwhile, Blewbury trainer Noel Williams believes there’s more to come from Kincora Fort after his charge scored at Leicester.

Having spent two and a half years on the sidelines with leg trouble before returning this term, the nine-year-old was back in the winner’s enclosure with a two-lengths success.

Williams said: “He is a very well-balanced horse and he has always shown a good technique over an obstacle.

“He is entitled to improve because he is very inexperienced over fences.”

Meanwhile, Coneygree, the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, trained Mark Bradstock at Letcombe Bassett, has pulled out of a possible return at Newbury on Saturday.