Henry de Bromhead’s Monalee could lock horns with Presenting Percy in the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park, this Saturday.
The eight-year-old finished eight lengths behind Pat Kelly’s stable star when runner-up in the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival last March.
De Bromhead said: “Monalee will probably run in the Red Mills Chase at Gowran on Saturday. I didn’t run him the other day because of the ground.
“He seems in good form and I think he needs a run.”
Meanwhile, last season’s Ryanair Chase winner, Balko Des Flos, looks set to return to Cheltenham without a prep run.
“I’d say Balko Des Flos will go straight to Cheltenham. That worked for him before,” De Bromhead stated.