Somersby is reported to be in great shape as he bids to give 4lb to all his rivals in the bet365.com Celebration Chase at Sandown on Saturday.
The eight-year-old disappointed in the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham, but he was found to have pulled some muscles.
However, he has been pleasing his trainer Henrietta Knight of late as he tries to supplement his victory in the Grade One Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot in January.
"I think it's a very interesting race and it's a good race," said Knight.
"Somersby is very well. He wasn't too well after Cheltenham. He had some pulled muscles.
"I don't think Cheltenham is necessarily his course.
"Hopefully he will run well at Sandown again like he did when he ran there before.
"When he won the Henry VIII Novices' Chase it was soft. I don't think the ground will bother him.
"He's in good form and I hope he'll run very well."
After having most of the winter off because of his dislike for soft ground, West With The Wind returns to action.
His trainer Evan Williams is praying the rain has done its worst as he looks to a summer campaign with the seven-year-old.
"He won on good to yielding at Limerick in the autumn, but he wouldn't want much more rain," said Williams.
"If they did have a lot more rain I would be in two minds about running him. I'll keep an eye on the ground as far as he is concerned.
"He doesn't go on soft ground, that's why he's not been out since he ran at Cheltenham in November.
"He's had his break and we've got our eye on a couple of races we want to run him in during the summer months. It's all about getting him started somewhere."
David Pipe knows Dan Breen has a bit to find on official ratings, but the attraction of decent prize money and not many runners has prompted him to take the plunge.
"It's a tough race. He's got form to find on official figures, but there's good prize money on offer and it's a small field, so we take our chance," said the Nicholashayne trainer.