Beggar’s Wishes will bid to make it four wins in a row in next month’s BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham.
The Peter Bowen-trained chaser won at Market Rasen on heavy ground in April and followed up on good at Haydock in May.
After a summer break, he reappeared at Newton Abbot to beat Paul Nicholls’ Dolos – with Benatar back in fourth.
“Beggar’s Wishes has come out of his latest run at Newton Abbot in good form,” said Bowen.
“He jumped and travelled well that day, and Sean (Bowen) gave him a lovely ride.
“He has now won his last three starts, and I think something like the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham is possible.
“He is very versatile ground-wise – having won on good, soft and heavy ground.”
The entries for Cheltenham’s first big race of the season, on November 17, are released on Wednesday.