Last Updated: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 17:48
Hunt Ball owner Anthony Knott says that the Cheltenham winner could make the step-up to Grade One level at the Betfred Bowl in April.
The seven-year-old produced possibly the performance of last week's festival as he outclassed the field to win the Pulteney Land Investments Novices' chase by eight lengths.
The horse was a relative unknown at the start of the season but has shot to prominence with a number of impressive finishes before taking the biggest win of his career on Tuesday.
The victory has now sparked speculation of when he'll next race, with it being suggested that he could return to Cheltenham to try and win the Silver Trophy Chase in mid-April.
However, it appears as if owner Knott and trainer Kieran Burke would favour taking him to Aintree as they believe the step-up in class will help him become a better horse.
"He'll either go to Aintree now or there's a race back at Cheltenham (Silver Trophy) in about a month's time," Knott told At The Races.
"If he went to Aintree it would be for the Grade One Bowl, we've got to step him up to see whether he can get the trip or not but we're not worried about the trip.
"I think we'll see major improvement when he goes up in trip."
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