Liam Cusack will consider autumn handicaps either side of the Irish Sea for Snugsborough Benny, following his excellent effort to snatch third in the Galway Plate.
The nine-year-old made up a lot of ground in the closing stages to take minor honours behind Borice in the valuable handicap chase over an extended two and three-quarter miles.
County Laois trainer Cusack said: “We could have done with a drop of rain to slow things down a bit – but he ran a great race, and we were very happy.
“The Galway Plate is always a competitive race, and there is a better class of horse running in it now. The prize-money is so good.
“It was brilliant that he was so competitive in it.”
Cusack is happy to give Snugsborough Benny a short break, before pinpointing his next target.
He said: “I’ve nothing planned really – (but) he’ll go for those nice handicaps. I just gave him a chance after Galway, and we’ll come back for those races later on.
“I’ll keep the options open and discuss it with the owners. He’ll probably have a few entries in England, and we’ll go from there.
“Ground-wise, he probably doesn’t want it too quick – he is versatile and will handle soft as well.
“We’ll just have to pick our battles. At that level, it is very competitive racing, so we’ll see if we can pick one.”