Nigel Twiston-Davies plans to give Bristol De Mai a Trip from the Charlie Hall Before the Betfair Chase at Haydock.
The Naunton handler expects history could repeat itself at the Grade Two trophy in West Yorkshire, which the eight-year-old claimed at the Grade One feature at the Merseyside track en route to his first victory in 2017.
After finishing third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on his start in March last year, the Simon Munir- along with Isaac ended the campaign with a below-par campaign from the Betway Bowl the next month.
Twiston-Davies said:Bristol De Mai is in good shape. Hell go for the Charlie Hall, and also the Betfair Chase. Hes made the race his own.
He has been nicely over the summer and can be revealing as much excitement as ever. Everything is good .
Last years Betfair Hurdle hero Al Dancer could make his first start in Newton Abbott on Sunday over fences at a novice chase.
Having promised victory in his first four starts over hurdles, the Dai Walters-owned six-year-old watched his unbeaten run ended when completing down the field from the Supreme Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
Twiston-Davies said:Hes entered at Newton Abbot in an extended two-mile newcomer chase and the plan would be to go there.
We chose with the owners that he would go chasing this year instead of stay over hurdles. He seems fine and hopefully he can do well over fences.
A trip to Chepstow on Saturday is under concern for Wholestone, who made his debut over fences a successful one at Perth.
Twiston-Davies stated:Hopefully Wholestone will run at Chepstow, however we have to see who is running and why. I was very delighted with how he jumped at Perth, although he just had one rival to conquer.
Stablemate Ballyandy is being lined up to go back at Monmouthshire track in the Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle.
Twiston-Davies stated:Hopefully hell visit Chepstow on Saturday and a lot of queries will be answered then. It was really good run in Coral Cup (third) in his final start of the season.
He will go three miles later in the summer, that is the idea anyhow.