Paul Nicholls has revealed that Politologue is set to feature in the Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot on November 24 for his next outing. The seven-year-old dual Grade One winner had been linked with a possible run in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on the same day.
However, Nicholls appears to favour the two-mile-five Grade Two contest at Ascot for Politologue.
The 10-time champion trainer said: “Politologue will go straight to either Ascot or Haydock. He will probably go to Ascot for the 1965 Chase.
“If all the good horses go to Haydock first there is no point going there first time out.
“I’m not saying he will stay three miles but John (Hales, owner) would like to see him over it one day.
“He might just be a good middle distance horse. Kempton over three miles maybe for him but three-and-a-quarter miles at Cheltenham is a different thing.”