Trainer Ben Pauling has announced connections are happy for Le Breuil to miss the Randox Health Grand National in April.
The seven-year-old won at the Cheltenham Festival last week after a superb run in the National Hunt Chase.
That victory gave Pauling his second success of the week and fans had been hoping to see Le Breuil compete again at Aintree.
However, Pauling insists a break is on the agenda and the 2020 Grand National is a more realistic target.
"I think he's done enough. He's perfectly well. The Whitbread (Bet 365 Gold Cup) would be the only thing we'd look at, and we'll wait a few weeks to see exactly how he's come out of it, but I think he's done his job for this season," said Pauling.
"He'll be looked after for next season, with the Grand National in mind. He could go back hurdling - something like the West Yorkshire Hurdle at Wetherby might be a starting point.
"He's such a good jumper of a fence, I don't think I need to run too many times. We could look at a National trial, but he's a horse you'd want to get there fresh and well."
Article Posted on Tuesday 19th March 2019 @ 14.49
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