The 2016 National Hunt Chase hero ran a fantastic race to chase home Sizing John in the blue riband last March and was a hot favourite to make a successful reappearance in last month's Irish Daily Star Chase at Punchestown.
However, the JP McManus-owned seven-year-old could only finish fourth behind Noel Meade's Road To Respect and he is set to have his sights lowered for the Grade Three Betvictor.com Handicap Chase on November 18, a race in which he finished third 12 months ago.
Trainer Jonjo O'Neill said: "He is going to Cheltenham for the next meeting for the three-mile-three handicap there and we will take it from there.
"He ran disappointingly in Ireland. He probably needed the run a bit, to be fair.
"He was a bit flat, but then Outlander ran flat in it (finished sixth) and he ran a cracker on Saturday (won JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal)."
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