GRANDS Crus may complete his preparations for the Cheltenham Festival in the Betfair Don't Settle For Less Novices' Chase at Newbury on Saturday.
The grey remains the favourite for the RSA Chase at the Festival next month while connections have not ruled out a possible Gold Cup victory.
David Pipe's horse has started his jumping career superbly and has completed a hat-trick with a fantastic performance at Kempton on Boxing Day 2011.
However, Paul Nicholls' entries may miss Saturday's three-mile race: Join Together and Silviniaco Conti were given the option to race.
Nicholls has said that he wouldn't want the horses to have a hard race against Grands Crus but he also has the Reynoldstown Chase at Ascot as a back-up option.
Other horses in Saturday's race include Loose Performer, Mossley, Our Mick and Penny Max.