He was subsequently beaten on his return to two miles at Punchestown by stablemate Un De Sceaux, who also has the option of running in this race but is thought more likely to head to Sandown for the Tingle Creek.
Gold Cup runner-up Anibale Fly, who went on to run another huge race under top weight in the Grand National to be fifth, could reappear for Tony Martin, but he also holds an option over hurdles at Navan.
“The plan is to do a piece of work with Anibale Fly tomorrow (Wednesday) morning and see how he goes there, but he’s in great form,” said Martin.
“He’s working away nicely at home and I think he is ready to run, but we’ll just give him a spin in the morning and go from there.
“He has the option of the John Durkan at Punchestown on Sunday and he ran well over that trip last season so it wouldn’t be a worry starting him there.
“Long term the aim would be to get him back to the Gold Cup or a Grand National and we’ll just see how he progresses as the season goes on.”
The lightly-raced Presenting Percy could reappear with owner Philip Reynolds suggesting this race as a target some time ago, while Ruth Jefferson has left in Waiting Patiently, although he has options closer to home this weekend.