Forpadydeplasterer is on track to make a long-awaited reappearance at the Punchestown Festival in May.
Last year's Queen Mother Champion Chase runner-up returned sick from a poor run in the King George VI Chase at Kempton when pulled up and was subseqently ruled out of a visit to the Cheltenham Festival.
The nine-year-old is set to return to action in the boylesports.com Champion Chase, in which he was second to Golden Silver last season,
"He's great. He'll not run at Aintree but will go to Punchestown and he's over all his problems." said trainer Tom Cooper.
Also Punchestown bound is Son Amix, who finished second to course specialist Buena Vista in the Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham.
"He's come out of Cheltenham in very good form and we'll probably go to Punchestown with him for the Grade Two hurdle." the handler added.