Enda Bolger is running out of time to get a run into his new French recruit Prengarde before the Cheltenham Festival.
Bought by JP McManus after winning at Compiegne, he is joint-favourite with some bookmakers for the Glenfarclas Chase with Tiger Roll.
Only a six-year-old, Bolger is not keen on heading to Cheltenham without a prior run.
“He’s good, but we’re only just learning and getting to know him,” said Bolger.
“We’re trying to think of somewhere where we can get a race into him as he hasn’t run since November.
“He’s only six as well and whether he gets there (Cheltenham) or not, I don’t know at the moment. We’re taking it day by day, but we have two good subs anyway (Shady Operator and Midnight Maestro).”
Asked if Prengarde could go straight to Cheltenham, he added: “No, definitely not, he’d get too tired.
“He was only five when he had everything done in France, we don’t have to teach him to jump or anything as he’s very professional about that.
“We’ll see what’s going to happen in the next 10 days or so.”