Brian Hughes expressed his satisfaction after partnering 32Red King George VI Chase contender Waiting Patiently in a post-racing workout at Hexham on Wednesday.
Jessica Harrington was satisfied with Sizing John's performance in a gallop at the Curragh on Tuesday.
Nicky Henderson insists it remains "very unlikely" Altior will take up his entry in the 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton.
Laurina features among 11 contenders for the Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday.
The New One could sign off a glittering career in the Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday.
William Buick was given a six-week ban after pleading guilty to a charge of reckless riding in Sunday's Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin.
The rider partnered the Tony Cruz-trained Pakistan Star in the Group One event and was found to have caused interference to both Waldgeist and Red Verdon when going for a gap with a couple of furlongs to race.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club stewards took a dim view of his actions and suspended him from December 17 to January 28, which is equivalent to 12 Hong Kong racedays.
Buick was also fined HK$20,000 for the rule breach.
Willie Mullins is looking forward to the rest of the campaign with Un De Sceaux after his flamboyant performer finished a highly-creditable second to Altior in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on Saturday.
Altior is highly unlikely to take up his engagement in the 32Red King George VI Chase - although trainer Nicky Henderson admits the Kempton showpiece on Boxing Day is "very tempting".