Willie Mullins has reiterated Quevega is an unlikely runner in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on March 14 - despite her name appearing among a record number of 61 entries.
The County Carlow handler has stated that a fifth win in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle is her priority, even though she is 5-1 ante-post favourite with the sponsors for the World Hurdle.
Mullins told at The Races: "You always need to have them entered. The transport on the way over for Tuesday could break down."
He added: "At least we'd be in the World Hurdle (but) I can't see us changing my plan. We're not going to have a horse that's been running all year that would have hard fitness, we're just going to get her ready for one race so I don't think we'd run twice."
Noel Meade's Monksland looks a major player after winning the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown and is on target for the race.
"All is well with him at the moment and the plan is to run Monksland in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle. I am just giving him an easy time - a bit of break - and then we will start building him up for Cheltenham," said Meade.
"With Big Buck's out of it, the World Hurdle has opened up. Monksland obviously stays well, but he isn't a slow horse and has the speed to win over two miles."
Alan King has elected to put four of his horses in the race, headed by Smad Place, who was third to Big Buck's in the last World Hurdle, and Lovcen, who beat Fingal Bay in the big novice hurdle at Aintree, has not flourished over fences and could step back.
King said: "All options are open at the moment. Smad Place will go for the National Spirit at Fontwell first and I'm not sure about Walkon.
"Lovcen hates chasing and might go for the Cleeve as it's tough off his handicap mark."
16 April 2014Ridge out to peak at Newmarket
Eduard camp look to the future
Mohammed outlines Educate plans
Dreaper duo on National service
Scott learns Melodic lesson
Bobs Worth unlikely for Punchestown
Williams - Buy needs to Wise up
Fly on track for more records
Arod team take cautious approach
Obliterator ready to roar for Lyons
Night camp favour French Guineas
Free and easy for 'forward' Medinah
Fahey braced for Sand storm
15 April 2014Minstrel a Punchestown possible
Joe considered for Cork encounter
Toormore the star turn in Craven
Inch edges closer to Oaks bid
Appleby backs Ring to fire
Oliver wants more from Set To Go
Double tops for Easterby
Varian - Hill in peak form
Hawk has eyes on Lingfield prize
Doyle in awe of Kingman engine
Art given Victoria target
Ground key to Thakhira Classic aim
Cyclone heading for Punchestown
Hopes still high for Hydrogen
Botti in no rush with Hawill
Soumillon booked for Spanish raider
Obliterator takes Newmarket trial
14 April 2014Taaffe ponders Argocat options
Meain machine set for Punchestown
Competitive field for Nell Gwyn
Curragh workouts delight O'Brien
Inis all the way in Listed heat
Sruthan away to winning start
Burke keen on Rivellino claims
Ground key to Cubanita plans
Derby entry Ectot shows class
Back to sprinting for Astaire
Berkshire team mull options
Millman relishing Carpenter future
13 April 2014Newmarket ground pleases Prosser
Golden Wonder states Classic case
Rock rolls to Ballysax success
Eduard one for the future
Scottish glory for Bowen and Co
Spencer strikes on Kaka
Sparrow takes flight at Ayr
Kingman new favourite for Guineas
Estimate easing her way back
Stack star set for Alleged return