Leading Irish trainer Paul Nolan will aim Noble Prince at British races this season as he goes in search of better ground for his stable star.
The handler will start the 2011 Jewson Novices’ Chase hero off in the Champion Chase at Gowran Park on October 6th, but then he’ll be campaigned over the Irish Sea and the chaser is back in training after a summer break.
After suffering an injury in the Ryanair Chase in 2012, Noble Prince has a big season ahead and Nolan explained: "He's in good shape. He's back riding out and hopefully he will have a better time of it this season.
"We're looking forward to getting him out and we have a couple of different options for him.
"We will try and pick out the places where the ground is reasonably good.
"We might go across the water with him from the very start this year and try to avoid heavy ground.
"We have the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon in mind for him and if we do get a dry spell over here we might start him off at Gowran Park.
"He's been ridden out now for about three weeks. The weather was so bad we brought him in earlier, so he's just doing a bit of steady work. He's a long way off running yet.
"He had treatment on his back after Cheltenham and hopefully all will be well."