Connections of The Worlds End have earmarked the Sodexo Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase at Ascot in February as the next port of call.
The three-mile Grade Two contest is being considered for the Tom George-trained seven year old, ahead of a potential tilt at the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, for which he is as short as 12-1.
After losing his unbeaten record over fences on his penultimate start, the Grade One-winning hurdler returned to winning ways with an emphatic success at Cheltenham on Friday.
Owner Max McNeil said: “The good thing is he has had three runs over fences and two of them have been at Cheltenham.
“The first time he ran at Cheltenham he ran a little bit green and didn’t jump as well as the two that finished in front of him (Ibis Du Rheu and Theatre Territory), but he learnt a hell of a lot that day.
“I spoke to Adrian Heskin before he broke his leg and he suggested riding him a bit more aggressively to try to get him to fulfil that potential. We knew he had that kind of performance in him.
“Ground is important to him, I had a chat to Tom George in the summer and that is why we have got him out early.
“All things are fluid, but the plan is to go to the Reynoldstown, then go straight to the RSA.
“He will have an entry in the four-miler, but we’ve always thought of him of an RSA horse right from the start of the season.
“Noel Fehily has ridden some good horses in his time and the feedback he gave us on Friday was that there is plenty more to come.”