Sensational Ebor winner Dirar could be set for a tilt at the 2011 Cheltenham Festival as trainer Gordon Elliott admitted he is considering running his stable star in the County Hurdle next March.
The six-year-old finished fifth in the Group Two Doncaster Cup and had finished behind Overturn in the Galway Hurdle after his success at York.
Now Elliot will be looking for a suitable all-weather contest to warm up Dirar ahead of his tilt at the world’s most prestigious race meeting.
"Dirar is a great little horse. He'll probably have a run somewhere on the Flat in the last week in February or early March and then he'll go for the County Hurdle," Elliott explained.
"There's no Dundalk at that stage so we'll have to travel with him, but he doesn't mind that so the County Hurdle will be first on his agenda.
"Hopefully one of the tracks might put a race on for him but I haven't looked in the programme book yet. That's what I have in my mind though.
"I think the County Hurdle should suit him well," he confirmed.