Barry Simpson, racing manager to owner Sir Robert Ogden said: "I think the aim with Exotic Dancer
is the totesport Bowl where he will face Denman.
Plagued by back problems last season, Exotic Dancer
was never at his best - and he was a spectator as Denman powered away to beat Kauto Star and Neptune Collonges in the Gold Cup.
was poised to challenge and we were in the right place so who knows what would have happened."
Future plans remain undecided but Exotic Dancer
was trimmed to 12-1 from 33s with Ladbrokes, and the same price from 20-1 with Coral, for the Cheltenham Gold Cup - a race in which he finished runner-up last year.
The pair last met in the totesport Bowl Chase at Aintree last April, when both had to give best to Our Vic - although Exotic Dancer
finished some 14 lengths adrift of the front two in third.
King George: 4-5 Kauto Star, 11-2 Exotic Dancer
, 6 Taranis, 7 My Way De Solzen, 8 Racing Demon, 20 Our Vic, 50 Lord Jay Jay, 66 Hi Cloy (1-5 odds 1,2,3).
's trainer Jonjo O'Neill said: "Take nothing away from the winner, but I'm absolutely thrilled with our boy still - he's run a blinder." Michael Hourigan was delighted with Beef Or Salmon, who stuck on well to claim third - 18 lengths behind the principals.
Trained 20 minutes up the road by Jonjo O'Neill, Exotic Dancer
has won three times at Cheltenham this season and the course plays to his strengths.
TONY McCoy and Jonjo O'Neill foiled an ante-post gamble on Vodka Bleu as Exotic Dancer
stormed to victory in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.
The exotic dancer
was shot for spying in World War I, although her guilt was never proven.
Since mid-November, Minister Sgro has found herself trying to defend the granting of a visa extension to a Romanian "exotic dancer
" who worked on her re-election campaign.
Norwegian prisoners enjoyed a performance from an exotic dancer
during their monthly culture night last week.