Midnight Chase is set to next run in the Roland Meyrick at Wetherby before contesting his major target for the season, the Argento Chase at Cheltenham on January 28.
Neil Mulholland's stable star fell on his seasonal reappearance in the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal where he would have finished fourth.
A return to a left-handed track is expected to see him in a better light, with the Roland Meyrick at Wetherby on Boxing Day the next likely port of call.
"He just had a week off when he got back from Ireland," said Devon-based Mulholland.
"His Gold Cup this year is the Cotswold Chase (Argento Chase) at Cheltenham at the end of January.
"He does have an entry in the King George, but I think he's more likely to run in the Roland Meyrick at Wetherby. It's left-handed and he's got more chance of getting his ground.
"Maybe the Roland Meyrick, the Cotswold Chase and the Bowl at Aintree will be his season, although the owners might want to run in the Gold Cup again.
"He hated the ground in Ireland and he wants to go left-handed.
"On better ground and on a left-handed track he's much better."