Michael Winters will closely monitor weather conditions before deciding whether to run Rebel Fitz and Missunited in the Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park on Saturday.
The County Cork trainer reports both horses in fine shape after their mid-season break but he will not risk them on testing conditions.
"The weather forecast doesn't look too good. We had desperate rain on Sunday night so the ground might come very heavy," said Winters.
"Both horses are in great order, they are fit and healthy, but I wouldn't want to pulverise them. We'd love to get a run into them and there are other races to think about.
"There's a race at Mallow (Cork) and the owners might want to go to Cheltenham.
"If the going's bad we won't run them but if they put Gowran off for a week we might have another look.
"Both horses are in great order and they are fit and healthy."
Four of the 12 entries for this Grade Two contest over two miles are from the Willie Mullins stable - Midnight Game, So Young, Thousand Stars and Zaidpour.
The list is completed by Arnaud, Noble Prince, De Valira, Fosters Cross, Hisaabaat and Rory O'Moore.
28 October 2016Peerless Aidan O'Brien scoops champion trainer award
Bess Of Hardwick proves best for Listed honours at Lingfield
Land lords it over Lingfield rivals
Muffri´Ha completes hat-trick in style at Lingfield
Charlie McBride urges ground caution on Spiritual Lady run
Mittens strikes for Pat Smullen and Sir Michael Stoute at Lingfield
Promising Airlie Beach to take next step at Down Royal
Neil Mulholland expecting more from Indian Stream at Wetherby
Harry Whittington nominates Exeter for exciting Emerging Force
Dartmouth given Hong Kong option by Sir Michael Stoute
27 October 2016Rake stops play in Hong Kong
Mick Appleby keen to defend All-Weather title
Zawraq pleases connections after return from lengthy absence
Henry Candy relishing American dream and Tepin clash with Limato
David O'Meara favouring Breeders' Cup Turf for Mondialiste
Classic named as first preference for Found at Breeders' Cup
Treve's sister beaten but full of promise at Saint-Cloud
Colin Tizzard - Cheltenham next and all options open for Thistlecrack
More Of That heads market for BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham
Willie Mullins ponders Hennessy prep for big Newbury fancy Avant Tout
Faydhan 'ready to run' on belated return at Lingfield
Muffri'Ha blossoming for Fleur De Lys at Lingfield
26 October 2016Banditry grabs Chelmsford feature
Freddy Tylicki sees no Eden hazard for Lingfield-bound Tango
Willie Mullins set to unleash Bachasson over fences
Un De Sceaux could make French connection for Willie Mullins
Thistlecrack hardens as Gold Cup favourite following thrilling Chepstow return
Value At Risk comes good over fences at Bangor
All roads lead back to Aintree for Vics Canvas
Saphir Du Rheu set to take hurdles option at Wetherby
Dual Group One winner Twilight Son retired to Cheveley Park Stud
Silviniaco Conti enjoys Chepstow gallop ahead of Down Royal return
Seeyouatmidnight all set for Carlisle comeback
Simon Crisford has Breeders' Cup ambitions for Rodaini
Mark Johnston could seek Far East enlightment with Lumiere
25 October 2016Thistlecrack oozes class on chasing debut at Chepstow
Charlie Longsdon derailed by injuries to big names
Ben Pauling has Grand National designs for Becher-bound Silvergrove
Sylvester Kirk backs Salouen to go the distance next season
James Nash plots Aintree return with 'amazing' Your Busy
Aidan O'Brien expects Minding to stay in training
Silviniaco Conti booked for Chepstow workout before racing
Tea For Two in mix for Sodexo Gold Cup
Double Shuffle in BetVictor frame for Tom George
Churchill form boost pleases Aidan O'Brien
Weather frustration set to continue for Ben Pauling and Barters Hill
Neil Mulholland to consider Haldon Gold Cup option for Fox Norton
Coneygree given Charlie Hall Wetherby entry 'just in case'
Colin Tizzard has Thistlecrack sharp and ready for Chepstow chasing bow
Time called on career of dual Derby hero Harzand