Connections of Cue Card will wait until the dust has settled on his impressive win at Exeter before deciding whether to give the six-year-old another run before the William Hill King George VI Chase.
The Colin Tizzard-trained gelding is a 10-1 chance for the Boxing Day feature at Kempton following his 26-length romp in the Haldon Gold Cup. That race was run over nearly two and a quarter miles, but the three miles of the Christmas showpiece is expected to be within his compass.
"The King George is the ultimate plan around Christmas, then we'll have a look to see what there is in between or go straight there," the trainer's jockey son Joe told At The Races.
"There isn't a decision. Lots of people have given us different ideas, but there is certainly no decision yet.
"He's won around flat courses at places like Newbury. Trip-wise he's bred to get three miles and we want to run him over three miles.
"If he's going to get it, it will be around Kempton, but I don't think we will step up to that trip until then."
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