Trainer Warren Greatrex says he is still keen to send La Bague Au Roi to Leopardstown for the Irish Gold Cup.
The nine-year-old last won just under a year ago when crossing the line first at Leopardstown to win the Flogas Novice Chase.
However, she has failed to perform since her seasonal return in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby before a couple of third-place finishes in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon and in a mares' event at Doncaster.
However, she is set for a run in the Irish Gold Cup with the prize of 250,000 Euros, with Greatrex favouring a run across the Irish Sea as opposed to home meets at Cheltenham and Newbury.
"I'd say Leopardstown would be the preference if the ground remained what it was like there over Christmas - the better the ground, the bigger her chance," he said.
"I think she definitely needs to go back over three miles now. I'm just mindful she doesn't want to be running in a bog.
"We know she handles the track at Leopardstown really well, having won round there last year."
Article Posted on Wednesday 15th January 2020 @ 15.25
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