Warren Greatrex plans to run Keeper Hill in either the Towton Novices’ Chase at Wetherby on February 3 or the Reynoldstown at Ascot a fortnight later.
A smart novice hurdler last season, the seven-year-old took his tally over fences to two from three in a Grade Two at Doncaster before Christmas.
Greatrex said: “Thankfully we got the Doncaster race out of the way as I wouldn’t want to be running in this ground.”
He went on: “Regarding races at Cheltenham, he will have entry in the handicaps, the RSA and the National Hunt Chase.”
Another December winner for the yard was the mare Petticoat Tails, who survived a few sketchy leaps at Wetherby on Boxing Day.
Greatrex said: “We will find something small and there is race later this month at Newcastle.
“The mares’ final at Newbury at the end of March would be the ultimate plan. That is a good pot to win.
“By the time she gets there she should have learnt a lot. She is quite inquisitive and laid-back.
“She only ever does enough and her jumping was not as good as can be as she jumps very well at home.
“She seems fine and she should keep improving.”