Trainer Willie Mullins is deliberating which Cheltenham race Carefully Selected will go for following Sunday's win at Punchestown.
Carefully Selected made it two-for-two over the larger obstacles as he stormed to a 24-length success in the Grade 3 Killiney Novice Chase, giving connections plenty to ponder ahead of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival in March.
The eight-year-old's impressive performance, which he led from start to finish, has put him right in the frame for the National Hunt Chase at Prestbury Park and he is the Ante-post favourite with several bookies to claim the spoils.
Mullins also revealed the RSA Chase is an option for his charge while there is a strong possibility of another run before the trip to Cheltenham.
"The way he went around there, the National Hunt Chase would be right up his street, but we have to keep the RSA open as well," he was quoted as saying by sportinglife. "I'd like to get another run into before Cheltenham, and the Ten Up at Navan is a possibility.
"I often think it's too near Cheltenham, but this fella doesn't take too much out of himself racing. He's well able to jump and he's well able to gallop on at his fences. He's also nice and careful when you leave him alone - so that's all the things you want in a staying chaser."
Article Posted on Sunday 12th January 2020 @ 15.56
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