Connections of Bristol De Mai have revealed their charge will race in the Betway Bowl instead of the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
The seven-year old made the headlines in November when he cruised home in the Betfair Chase at Haydock.
However, he was in disappointing form during the King George VI Chase and the Cotswold Chase as he finished sixth and third respectively.
Connections have now decided to run Bristol De Mai in the Grade One chase at Aintree in April, despite entries in both the Randox Grand National and Gold Cup.
Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies said: "Everything is fine. We're going to go to Aintree. He's going for the Bowl, probably not the National. He is 100 per cent. Blaklion is our main one in the National and he's in good form."
Article Posted on Monday 12th February 2018 @ 12.00
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