Lostintranslation could make his seasonal reappearance in the Colin Parker Memorial Chase at Carlisle on November 3.
Colin Tizzard’s charge enjoyed an excellent novice campaign over fences last season, rounded off by a hugely-impressive Grade One victory over the currently-sidelined RSA Chase winner Topofthegame in the Mildmay Novices’ Chase at Aintree in April.
The Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby has been mooted as a potential comeback target for the exciting gelding, but the trainer’s son and assistant Joe Tizzard views a trip to Cumbria as a more suitable starting point.
He said: “There is the Charlie Hall, but I think it’s more likely he’ll go to Carlisle the following day. There’s a nice intermediate chase and it might be nice to let him get his eye in there.
“He’s really good. He’s in lovely form and we have just under a month to get him ready, which is perfect.”
Lostintranslation is a best priced 10-1 for this season’s Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup, making him the joint third-favourite alongside Nicky Henderson’s Santini.
The market is headed by the Willie Mullins-trained Kemboy at 6-1, with his stablemate Al Boum Photo – who provided his trainer with a belated first victory in the blue riband in March – available at 8-1 to successfully defend his Gold Cup crown.