Panther Claw could bid for glory in the Goffs Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park on Thursday after making a successful handicap debut at Punchestown last week.
Trainer Paul Nolan is considering running the seven-year-old fairly quickly in this valuable handicap over three miles and a furlong.
"Panther Claw is a dour stayer and looking at the way the forecast is, the ground is going to be very testing," said the County Wexford handler.
"He looks like a horse who wants four miles, but this race just might come a bit too soon for him.
"In a big race like this, there are times when you take a chance. If you are right you are a hero and if you're wrong, you're told you should not have run.
"We'll just see what happens. At the moment we are ticking him along. He's not done much because it was only a week or so ago since he ran and it was a dour test on heavy ground.
"It is coming a bit quick but at the end of the day, it is a big pot and you're a hero if you call it right."
Nolan intends to run his other entry Sweeney Tunes, who also carries the colours of Panther Claw's owners the Gigginstown House Stud.
"He has a stiff enough handicap mark for winning a beginners chase in Thurles and we'll see where we go with him. The plan will be for him to run," he said.
Twenty-seven horses remain in the Thyestes, with the weights headed by Call The Police. His trainer Willie Mullins is also responsible for three other possibles - ante-post favourite Bishopsfurze, Shakervilz and Sweet My Lord.
8 March 2014Baltimore sets up bonus bid
Chartreux bounces back to best
Brave Vic has Final word
Soumillon strikes on super Shea
Briar tops Bartlett contenders
Calipto leads Triumph hopefuls
On His Own joins Gold Cup field
Ginge fires burn brightly for Neild
Creek forced out of Gold Cup
Milan targeting Final glory
McCoy to miss Sunday and Monday
Exchange rate pays dividend
Temps doubtful for Festival
Conor settles in at Cheltenham
De Bromhead sweet on Special
Epsom to honour St Nick
Mullins dominates JLT entries
Al and Dynaste top Ryanair field
Big two lead World possibles
7 March 2014Lockinge target for Tonto
All set for a super Saturday
Silver aiming to shine
Imperial only thought for Honeyball
Distance fears for Highland
Montiridge preps for Dubai trip
Ayr gets go-ahead
Ayr delay inspection decision
Benbulben misses Cheltenham
Card 'gut wrencher' for Tizzard
Guard stands tall for new record
Faugheen looms over Neptune field
Ballycasey stands firm in RSA
Sire spearheads Queen Mother list
Australia still in Derby shake-up
Henderson perfectly happy with Tent
Regal leads the way in Imperial
6 March 2014McNamara in 'excellent spirits'
Codd snapped up for Sea
Farm National bid in the balance
Byron all set for Aussie challenge
Ayr takes precautions
Bridgwater salutes unsung hero
Murtagh watches on at Lingfield
Mullins retains Fly supporting cast
Bittar welcomes bill amendments
Fenton cleared for Festival runners
Trip concerns sway McCoy to Fishers
Regal vies for Imperial rule
Mullins quintet in Supreme mix
Arkle has Champagne sparkle
Rizeena given dual Guineas options
5 March 2014Bailey praying for rain
Cee Bee supplemented for Champion
Sherwood leaning towards Bartlett
Module to take Queen Mother test
Cee Bee supplemented for Champion
Farr closes in on Winter repeat
Cirrus satisfies Barande-Barbe
Oscar teed up for Bumper raid
Tent 'sound' after injury scare
Sparrow in full flight
Seven shooting straight for Aintree
BHA soothes Mullins security fears
Moore frets over Sea Winter run
Hopes high for Alderwood return
Bolger to make late Gilgamboa call
Nay Never could be a Jersey boy
Guard gallops into record books
Cirrus fourth on Chantilly return
Security on Mullins' mind
Crecy takes Treve pacemaking role
More Of That ride up for grabs
Parade set to swerve Cheltenham
Upbeat Henderson monitoring Tent
Tea team not expecting miracles