Lucinda Russell's exciting prospect Bold Sir Brian could have his next outing in the Sportingbet Future Stars Chase at Sandown on December 7 rather than take up a more ambitious entry in the William Hill King George VI Chase.
A winner of three minor novice races last winter, Russell's gelding looked in good heart on his comeback when landing the often informative Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase at Carlisle.
"We are looking at the intermediate chase at Sandown and we'll look at what the ground is like there first," said the Kinross trainer.
"The King George entry was a bit more speculative and if he were to run at Sandown, it would be less likely he would run at Kempton as the two races are quite close together.
"He came out of his last race very well, he has always been a promising horse and I was delighted with the way he won."