Following week may be launched his winter campaign by amy Murphy celebrity Kalashnikov .
A trip to Aintree will visit the six-year-old return in the Manifesto Novices Chase at April to the spectacle of his final success, a one-and-a-quarter-length triumph over the La Bague Au Roi of Warren Greatrex.
The performance was the third win of a season that saw him out of their two just once, when he unseated Jack Quinlan at the Arkle Trophy of that the gelding.
Hes in good shape and hopefully he will run in the Old Roan, Murphy stated.
The long-term goal for the winner of murphy is a so-far evasive victory in the Cheltenham Festival.
Denied by a neck when second to Summerville Boy in the 2018 Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle, the return to Prestbury Park of Kalashnikov has been the run that saw him unseat Quinlan.
The Ryanair is your fantasy, explained Murphy, referring to this Grade One chase within a long two and a half kilometers.
But obviously were a long way off that now.
Murphy does not expect Mercian Prince to return together with the gelding quite so soon, to action.
Mercian Prince is nicely, we have just tweaked his wind, she explained.
Hes a great month off a jog, we have not got any plans in the minute as hes done no speedy work yet.
Even the eight-year-old handicapper contested a few of chases that were rated last year, picking up victories in company at both Kempton and Plumpton.
Stablemate Mercian King was retired, with sustained a career-ending injury.
The eight-year-old has been the very first horse to be possessed by the Thoroughbred Club, an arm of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association aimed at youthful bloodstock aficionados.
Hes fine, hes just picked up an injury, explained Murphy.
He will have three weeks of rehabilitation and then well determine what to do with him and where hell move.