Nicky Richards is unlikely to run either Tutchec or Mister Marker in the Best Odds Guaranteed At totepool.com Premier Chase at Kelso on Saturday.
The Greystoke handler has alternative races in mind for both horses in the next three weeks and looking further ahead, he may consider the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr on April 12.
"I don't think either will run unless I run Mister Marker, but that's doubtful," said Richards.
"They are wrong at the weights, basically, with a lot of them. That's the biggest problem.
"Mister Marker might go for a handicap chase back at Kelso on March 22 or he'll wait for the Scottish National. I'm not sure yet.
"Tutchec is not going to run this weekend. I don't know yet, but he might go to Carlisle on the Sunday after the Cheltenham Festival (March 16).
"We've half an eye on the Scottish National for him as well if there's a bit of juice in the ground."