Invitation Only faces nine rivals as he set sights on JLT title

Invitation Only

Ante-post favourite Invitation Only is among a field of 10 declared for the JLT Novices' Chase at Cheltenham on Thursday.

The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old, owned by Andrea and Graham Wylie, was a close third to Monalee in the Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown, having won a Grade Three contest at Punchestown on his previous start.

Mullins also saddles Kemboy, while other Irish-trained challengers are Noel Meade's Snow Falcon and Shattered Love, a Grade One winner at Leopardstown over Christmas for Gordon Elliott.

Colin Tizzard is double-handed with Finian's Oscar and West Approach, while Nicky Henderson relies on Scilly Isles Novices' Chase scorer Terrefort and Paul Nicholls runs Modus, a winner at Kempton last month.

The line-up is completed by Gary Moore's Benatar and Harry Whittington's Bigmartre.