DONALD McCain remains reluctant to commit the talented but fragile Weird Al to the Hennessy Gold Cup after his win at Wetherby.
The injury plagued eight-year-old leapt to favouritism in some books for the Newbury showpiece with victory in the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase.
lIt was a fine comeback run and a dream debut for the McCain stable after moving from the Ian Williams yard.
l"I don't know about the Hennessy. I need to talk to the owners," said McCain.
l"He needs some managing so we have to do what's best for him. He's a class horse. It was a good performance yesterday."