The Willie Mullins-trained six-year-old will be ridden by Ruby Walsh in the £100,000 contest.
Dan Skelton won this race in 2016 and 2018 and he runs both defending champ Mohaayed and Ch'tibello.
The improving Monsieur Lecoq has been declared by Jane Williams, while Crooks Peak is an interesting contender for Philip Hobbs.
Eclair De Beaufeu, Cut The Mustard and Due Reward form part of a strong Irish contingent.
Capitaine has been well-backed for Paul Nicholls, and Countister will return from a year off to represent Nicky Henderson and JP McManus.
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Western Ryder, Leoncavallo, Lisp, Ar Mest, High Expectations, Magic Dancer, Mr Adjudicator, Sternrubin, Storm Rising, We Have A Dream, Mister Fizz, Mitchouka, Pingshou, Thistle Do Nicely, Brex Drago and Chieftain's Choice complete the field.
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How can I watch the County Hurdle?
The race will be broadcast live on ITV. Racing TV will also have live coverage of the race.
The race is due to get underway at 2.10pm on Friday.
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