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Cheltenian plans undecided

Connections of Cheltenian have yet to decide whether to run the 2011 Weatherbys Champion Bumper winner at next month's Cheltenham Festival.

The seven-year-old made a highly-encouraging return after being sidelined through injury since then when touched off on the line by Minella Forfitness on his debut over hurdles at Doncaster last week.

The William Hill Supreme Novices' Hurdle would be his target should he go to Cheltenham in a fortnight's time.

However, trainer Philip Hobbs has still to discuss plans with owner Roger Brookhouse.

"We thought we'd won, but the angles at Doncaster play tricks. He ran a fantastic race and we were very pleased," Hobbs told At The Races.

"We are undecided what we are going to do. If he does run at Cheltenham I'd imagine he'll be running in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, the two-mile race.

"Whether we run now or find something easier and then go on to Aintree I need to talk to Roger about it. We'll see nearer the time."