Colin Tizzard was unable to say on Wednesday whether the horses he trains for Alan Potts, who died this week, would be running at Cheltenham this weekend.
Exciting novice chaser Finian's Oscar, who has entries on Friday and Sunday, Queen Mother Champion Chase runner-up Fox Norton, who is a hot favourite to repeat last year's win in Sunday's Shloer Chase, and promising novice hurdler Vision Des Flos head no fewer than 17 entries made by Tizzard on behalf of Ann & Alan Potts Limited over the three-day meeting.
There would be a considerable shake-up in the markets, many of which have already been formed, if it were decided they should not run, but Tizzard is understandably reluctant to press the issue with the Potts family in the circumstances.
Tizzard said: "I don't know yet. I thought I should give it 24 hours before I asked."