Trainer Alan King has revealed Messire Des Obeaux is set to run at Huntingdon next month after a two-year break.
The eight-year-old was last seen at Aintree in April 2017, when finishing third behind Finian's Oscar.
Injury has derailed his progress, but connections are happy with his condition as they plan to run him at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival.
King is looking at the Mansionbet Handicap Hurdle on February 9 as his first outing, with the plan then to run him in the Stayers' Hurdle at Prestbury Park.
He told reporters: "Messire Des Obeaux is entered in the Stayers' Hurdle and if all goes well, the plan is to go for a two-and-a-half-mile handicap hurdle at Huntingdon next month, then take it from there.
"He was worth keeping in training, and he has not missed a day since coming back into training, but it has been two and a half years since he last ran, which is a long time.
"I'm not saying he will go to Cheltenham, but a horse like him was worth the entry."
Article Posted on Thursday 16th January 2020 @ 15.31
Join BTO Today!
Create your FREE BTO account to get 1
LOGIN or Create an Account