Superior Quality is set to make the leap to Grade One level at the Cheltenham Festival following his cosy triumph at Musselburgh on Sunday.
The eight-year-old landed the Albert Bartlett Scottish Trial over an extended three miles on what was just his fifth start under Rules, although he had previously run in point-to-points, and trainer Charlie Longsdon is now eyeing a crack at the three-mile Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle on March 15.
"We've always liked the horse. He's only had two runs over hurdles so we can't go down the handicap route yet and I don't really want to give him three runs in the space of six weeks," Longsdon said.
"We'll look at the Albert Bartlett with him and depending on how that goes, we could then head for a handicap at Aintree.
"He's a very lightly raced eight-year-old and he's improving. He travels very well in his races and I think both the tracks at Aintree and Cheltenham would suit him. We'll see how good he is in the Albert Bartlett and go from there."
Longsdon also sent juvenile hurdler Tidal Way on the long trip north and he finished fourth in the Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial, conceding weight to four of his six rivals.
While the dual winner is entered in the JCB Triumph Hurdle itself, Longsdon would prefer to tackle the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle on March 13 instead.
"That's as good as he is at those weights and I was pleased enough with him," he said.
"We will look towards the Fred Winter with him and see if he gets in off 120. The Fred Winter was always the plan and the Triumph is just there as a back up really."
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