The nine-year-old has run with credit score in defeat on each and every of his 3 earlier visits to the Cotswolds – completing moment within the 2017 Albert Bartlett and the 2018 RSA Chase prior to striking fourth within the Ryanair Chase final season.
Whilst Monalee has run over various distances, De Bromhead has at all times been adamant his price does keep 3 miles and he got here just about a Grade One victory over the longer commute when crushed only a head by way of Delta Paintings in final month’s Savills Chase.
The Knockeen-based instructor didn’t even input his price for the Irish Gold Cup on Sunday week, as a substitute electing to stay his powder dry for the blue riband on March 13.
“We simply made up our minds we might pass immediately to Cheltenham with him this yr,” stated de Bromhead.
“There used to be a temptation to visit the Irish Gold Cup, however we simply felt we we might moderately give him slightly of time and look ahead to Cheltenham.”
Every other De Bromhead-trained celebrity who won’t run once more prior to the Cheltenham Pageant is Minella Indo.
Winner of the Albert Bartlett final yr prior to doubling his Grade One tally at Punchestown, the Beat Hole gelding opened his account over fences with a fighting show at Navan final Sunday.
“He is pop out of the race (at Navan) in point of fact smartly. He needed to tricky it out somewhat bit, however he used to be hardy and took a blow after second-last,” stated de Bromhead. “It used to be excellent to get a run over 3 miles prior to the RSA Chase.”
Minella Indo toughs it out beneath Rachael Blackmore
Captain Guinness may be not likely to run once more prior to the showpiece assembly at Prestbury Park.
The five-year-old went into a lot of notebooks when narrowly crushed by way of Andy Dufresne within the Moscow Flyer Newbie Hurdle at Punchestown previous this month and De Bromhead is in favour of letting him make his subsequent look within the Superb Beginners’ Hurdle.
He stated: “He is been in point of fact smartly. He would possibly not pass to Leopardstown (for the Chanelle Pharma Newbie Hurdle) – it simply turns out slightly too just about Punchestown, unfortunately.
“We’re going to wait with him – I have just about made up our minds that. I might say if we are going to opt for the Superb, he will pass immediately there.”
Put The Kettle On has no longer been observed in aggressive motion since touchdown the Arkle Trophy Trial at Cheltenham in November.
The six-year-old holds an access within the ERSG Arkle Newbie Chase on the upcoming Dublin Racing Pageant, however De Bromhead stated: “We are kind of 50-50 whether or not to run her at Leopardstown. It could simply be coming slightly quickly.
“She will paintings on the finish of the week and we will see the place we’re then. She’s stepped forward massively. We have had nice amusing together with her throughout the summer time, culminating in that Grade Two win in Cheltenham. She’s proven how excellent she is over a fence. She’s entered (at Leopardstown), however we may give it a omit.”