Diamond Harry may try to get his career back on track with a return to action over hurdles, possibly at Aintree next month.
The 2010 Hennessy Gold Cup hero is back in training at Nick Williams' stable in Devon following a second wind operation.
The 10-year-old has not run since falling in this season's renewal of the prestigious handicap chase at Newbury won by subsequent Gold Cup hero Bobs Worth.
Paul Duffy, who heads the Diamond Partnership that owns the horse, has revealed Diamond Harry could make his comeback over the smaller obstacles.
"We are thinking of running him over hurdles on his first race back. He's had the wind operation and is in training," he said.
"There is a possibility he might be ready for Aintree but that might come a bit early for him. We are keeping the options open for him.
"There's the three-mile hurdle and we are looking at various options for him. He's rated 138 over hurdles and we're just hoping he will race OK again."