Hopes were high within the Twiston-Davies camp that the seven-year-old could redress the balance in the Cotswold Chase following his laboured performance in the King George at Kempton on Boxing Day.
But Bristol De Mai, who had previously won the Betfair Chase at Haydock by 57 lengths, was convincingly defeated by Definitly Red and could only finish third.
The grey could still end up running in the Cheltenham Gold Cup at the Festival in March, but his trainer will also consider the Grand National at Aintree in April.
Twiston-Davies told the Daily Mirror: "He was very disappointing.
"We'll do some tests on him but he could still run in the Gold Cup, and he'll get an entry in the National."
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