Trainer Henry de Bromhead says Hatton's Grace Hurdle winner Honeysuckle won't be in action over the Christmas period.
The unbeaten mare had been expected to head to Leopardstown's Christmas meeting for either the Christmas Hurdle or the December Hurdle.
De Bromhead says the five-year-old won't be back in action until the new year as he prepares Honeysuckle for a tilt at the Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
"Honeysuckle seems good - and while we haven't really discussed immediate plans for her, the Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham is her main target," said de Bromhead.
"It is 99 per cent likely she will skip Christmas and there are three possible races for her in the new year.
"She could run in either the Irish Champion Hurdle [at Leopardstown], the Red Mills Hurdle at Gowran - or else there is a Mares' Graded Hurdle at Punchestown but that is very close to Cheltenham.
"We will make a decision closer to the time."
Article Posted on Friday 6th December 2019 @ 17.03
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