Championship coach Paul Nicholls has nominated Threeunderthrufive as his main contender for the Coral Gold Cup in Newbury on November 26.
The second season pursuer made his season appearance at Wetherby on Saturday when he finished third behind Proschema in the West Yorkshire Hurdle, a race Nicholls has used in the past to prepare for the Coral Gold Cup.
He won four of his six races over fences as a novice, with his two defeats on his hunting debut and at the Cheltenham Festival.
Nicholls also has Charlie Hall winner Bravemansgame, Frodon and Enrillo involved in the Coral Gold Cup at this stage.
“Threeunderthrufive is going for the Coral Gold Cup. Bravemans game is canceled. He will be taken out of the race,” said Nicholls.
“Frodon is going to run to Wincanton on Saturday instead of going to Down Royal because of the ground and things. He’s lost 6lbs from his last handicap mark, which is a bit more acceptable.
“You would never rule him out because there aren’t many options for him now. He will be running in the Badger Beer Chase and that has always been a preparation race for the Coral Gold Cup so he could go. Enrilo is in the Badger Beer too.
“But with Threeunderthrufive it has always been the intention to go for this race and after his run at Wetherby on Saturday, the Coral Gold Cup will be his next start.”