A stellar 32 entries have been assembled for the Boxing Day showpiece, with the exciting Irish-trained pair of Willie Mullins' Vautour and Gordon Elliott's Don Cossack, Winner of the 2015 JNwine.com Champion Chase, who head the ante-post betting, both entered.
Writing on his Racing FX blog, Cooper said: "In my opinion, he's the horse that will set the standard for the other chasers as we move further into the season. It's always a pleasure to ride Don Cossack and we had an impressive win with him again on Saturday.
"Even though the ground was not the best for him, we came away with a comfortable win, but that being said, he's had two easy races now and he'll have to step up a few more gears if he's going to go to Kempton at Christmas."
2014 JNwine.com Winner, Road to Riches, also receives an entry along with the Powers Whiskey NI Steeplechase winner, Ptit Zig and runner up Clarcam. Apache Stronghold, winner of 2014 Porter & Co Beginners Steeplechase at Down Royal leads the entries for Noel Meade.