Shark Hanlon is keeping his fingers crossed Hidden Cyclone can handle a marked step up in grade for the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown today.
The seven-year-old has won three of his four outings over fences and was impressive on his return to action at Gowran Park.
His trainer said: "He's all ready to go and he's in great form - I couldn't have him any better. Hopefully he won't mind the ground and we'll just have to see how he gets on."
Hanlon continued: "It's as good a Lexus as I've seen. Our horse is lowest rated in the race (153) and he has to prove he can do it at this level now. In fairness to the horse, he has never been tested at this level, so we don't know how good he is."
The field also includes Noel Meade's long-absent Pandorama.
Meade said: "He's in good form and we are hoping for the best. It might be a bit much to ask him to come back and win a race like this after all that time off, but he's in good shape and we can't do any more with him at home.
"He'll probably come on for the run, but hopefully he'll run a good race."
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