Mouse Morris intends to be double-handed in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown after scratching First Lieutenant from the King George VI Chase at Kempton.
"He's in great form, but we've decided to stay at home with him," said the trainer.
"Leopardstown will be as good a ground as we'll get over Christmas, so we'll go there and see what happens.
"China (Rock) will be there as well. I'm very happy with him at the moment."