Altior given Kempton option by Nicky Henderson with Desert Orchid Chase entry
Trainer Nicky Henderson had ruled out a crack at the King George for his recent Tingle Creek winner, but he may still run next week.
Henderson is set to give Altior a gallop on Sunday before deciding whether he takes up the entry.
If the champion chaser turns up he will face a maximum of six rivals.
Henry de Bromhead has two-time winner of the race Special Tiara entered and Ordinary World.
Tom George's God's Own holds an entry along with Nigel Hawke's Speredek.
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Diego Du Charmil was disappointing on his season return but could bid to make amends while the potential field is completed by Gary Moore's Diakali.
However, Diakali also has the option of the Wayward Lad Novices' Chase with eight others also in the mix.
The current Arkle Chase favourite Kalashnikov could look to boost his Cheltenham claims for trainer Amy Murphy.
Grade 1 winner Dynamite Dollars has the option for Paul Nicholls along with Capeland.
Henderson also had two entered with Lough Derg Spirit and Pacific De Baune both holding entries.
Maria'sBenefit,HighwayOne O One and Hope's Wishes complete the contenders at this stage.
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