David Pipe is yet to decide where Grand National winner Comply Or Die will make his seasonal bow.
The nine-year-old beat Kings Johns Castle by four lengths in the Aintree spectacular last term but now has to contend with a new rating of 154.
Pipe admits that mark will make life more difficult this season and he is currently weighing up the options.
“I wouldn’t have thought he’d be running in the Betfair Chase,” said Pipe.
“I’m more inclined to look at the Paddy Power meeting or the Hennessy.
“He’ll be entered in all the big long-distance chases and he should be out around November/December time.
“I’m sure he’ll have a big following this year after winning the National but he’ll find life tougher off 154.
“He’s in good form at home anyway.”
Comply Or Die is 14-1 favourite with Coral to win the National for a second successive year.