Connections of popular jumper Hunt Ball are eyeing an ambitious four-race campaign for the most improved chaser in training.
The seven-year-old began his run of victories off a mark of 69 at Folkestone last season, but continued to win seven of his next nine starts, finishing the season with a rating of 157 after finishing third in the Betfred Bowl in April.
He will now be aimed at the Paddy Power Gold Cup, followed by the King George VI Chase, a prep race and then the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup
The Keiran Burke-trained gelding certainly has his owner excited and Anthony Knott explained: "He's going to go back to Keiran's in a couple of weeks' time and we are basically going to lay him out for the Paddy Power Gold Cup.
"It will take about four months to get him fit, so that's what he's aiming for.
"He's not going to have that many runs. He's only going to have probably four. He'll go for the Paddy Power in the middle of November, then he'll go for the King George.
"We'll then try to find a warm-up race for him in February and get him ready for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
"I've had the horse back on the farm for about three months and I'm worried to death with him. I've only got two more weeks then it's Keiran's job."