Little King Robin is unlikely to bid for a five-timer in the Ladbrokes Ireland Lismullen Hurdle at Navan on Sunday.

Though Colin Bowe reports the six-year-old to have come out of her latest success at Down Royal on Friday in good shape, he is set to stick to his original plan and save her for the Grade Three mares' hurdle at Leopardstown over Christmas.

He then plans to prepare her for a crack at the OLBG Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

"She's fine. She came home fresh from Down Royal. She's in great form but is an unlikely runner," said the County Wexford handler.

Bowe revealed he only put the in-form mare in the Navan race as there were very few entries.

"We put her in because this morning there were only three or four in it. We'll probably put her in the mares' race (at Leopardstown) over Christmas and then get her ready for Cheltenham, hopefully."

There are a total of seven entries for the Grade Two contest headed by the Willie Mullins-trained Zaidpour. Gordon Elliott has Noble Endeavor and Realt Mor while Henry de Bromhead looks to Darwins Fox.

Tony Martin's Dara Tango, who was awarded a handicap in the stewards' room at Catterick recently, could have his first run over jumps for two years while the Charles Byrnes-trained Pittoni has not raced since winning the Ballsbridge Hurdle at Leopardstown in March 2012.