Neil Mulholland is looking forward to campaigning useful Flat performer Vis A Vis over hurdles throughout the winter.
Having finished fourth in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket on his most recent start, the four-year-old son of Dansili will now switch codes after recently undergoing a gelding operation.
Mulholland said: “We will do a bit of schooling with him as he has just been gelded and the plan is to go hurdling. He will probably be aimed at the Cesarewitch again next year.
“We will get him going as soon as we can. He had the operation a couple of weeks ago and we will probably give him another couple of weeks, then we will have a look at a novice hurdle. Hopefully he might come up the hill at Cheltenham one day.”
The Limpley Stoke handler plans to send The Young Master to Cheltenham on Friday week after the nine-year-old gained his first victory since landing the 2016 bet365 Gold Cup with a winning return to action at Chepstow last month.
He said: “It was nice to see him win and thankfully he didn’t get put up much as he was only put up 5lb.
“There is a three-mile-one 0-145 amateur chase at Cheltenham and it means Sam (Waley-Cohen) can ride him which is good.
“We felt he was in very good form before Chepstow. The trip might have been a bit short for him, so we were definitely very happy.”