Finian's Rainbow is in line to make his protracted return to the track at Ascot next weekend.
Last season's Queen Mother Champion Chase winner has not been sighted since disappointing in the Amlin 1965 Chase at Ascot in November.
Nicky Henderson's inmate has since undergone a wind operation, and is set to contest the Betfair Ascot Chase after satisfying jockey Barry Geraghty in a piece of work at Seven Barrows on Saturday morning.
"He'll more than likely go to Ascot next weekend," Geraghty told the Morning Line.
"He had a little win op just after Christmas and he's back and ready to go again."