Olympiad verdict on Ice
The connections of Olympiad are to wait until nearer the time before making a definite decision on his participation in the Cesarewitch.
The Dermot Weld-trained four-year-old is a 10-1 chance with SkyBet for the October 13 contest at Newmarket after claiming a decent handicap at York last month.
That was the four-year-old's fifth career start and he would be lining up off a mark of 96 in the two-and-a-quarter-mile handicap after racing off 89 on the Knavesmire.
"The intention is to run, but he has a couple of options in Ireland as well," said Barry Simpson, racing manager to owner Sir Robert Ogden.
"Dermot is just taking it day by day and the race is still a couple of weeks away yet.
"He's an interesting horse and I think he has the right kind of profile for this race. We've not had much mileage out of him as he's a horse who has taken some time to mature.
"Dermot has identified a couple of alternative options in Ireland, including a Listed race, and we will take a view nearer the time.
"Obviously we don't know what is running yet and while he seems pretty versatile in terms of ground, if he was going to be carrying a big weight on very testing ground, we might think again.
"We think he will be a lovely staying horse for next year and we will see whether he can step up from handicaps to Listed or Group company, but it's a possibility.
"He's only really just finished growing now and we think he will be a nice horse next year."