Music Of The Moor was forced to miss his intended engagement at Musselburgh on Sunday but Tom Tate still hopes to run his four year old at Kelso later this month.
The juvenile was found to have knocked a joint which prevented him from going for the John Smith's Scottish Triumph Hurdle.
However, it does not appear to be serious and Tate now plans to re-route his JCB Triumph Hurdle hope to the Borders track on February 17 to see if the gelding can book a place at the Festival.
"Unfortunately he can't run today. It's only minor, but it stopped him from running as he's got a bit of heat in it," said Tate.
"I'll be making plans to run him at Kelso on the 17th and all being well, providing it settles down, he can go there and if he's good enough he can go to Cheltenham."