Connections of Easyland hope to see him put his poor seasonal debut behind him when he heads back to Cheltenham next week.
The six-year-old saw his seven-race winning sequence end in disappointing fashion at Cheltenham in November, trailing home fourth to Kingswell Theatre over the cross country course at Prestbury Park.
Despite the presence of dual-Grand National winner Tiger Roll in the field that day, Easyland was sent off the odds-on favourite but failed to fire.
The French import will get a second bite at the cherry on Friday, 11th December though when lining up for the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase, a race he won last season.
Connections are confident of a much better performance from the potential Grand National runner when he heads back to Cheltenham and hope his first outing of the season proves just an anomaly.
"The plan is hopefully for him to come to Cheltenham next week," said JP McManus' racing manager Frank Berry.
"He was disappointing the last day. But it his was his first run, and they tell me he's come out of the race well, so we'd be hoping for a better run the next day."
Article Posted on Thursday 3rd December 2020 @ 17.21
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