Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says he wouldn't want to see trainer Gordon Elliott at Cheltenham.
The National Hunt festival starts two weeks today.
Elliott is under investigation from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board for sitting on a dead horse.
The Meath trainer has apologised for the incident and defended his record of equine care.
He's been banned from racing in Britain by the British Horseracing Authority until the IHRB concludes its investigation.
Chambers says Elliott should be held responsible for his actions.
Speaking on the JF show this morning Racing Correspondent Brendan Mc Ardle noted that it will be very difficult for Elliot to gain any trust within the sport no matter what sanction is handed down