Amy Murphys stable star Kalashnikov may start his winter campaign next week .
A trip to Aintree will see the six-year-old return in the Manifesto Novices Chase in April to the scene of his victory.
The performance was the geldings third triumph of a year that saw him when he unseated Jack Quinlan in the Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham.
He is in good form and hopefully he will run in the Old Roan, Murphy stated.
The long-term target for the seven-times winner of murphy is really a so-far elusive victory at the Cheltenham Festival.
Denied by a neck when second to Summerville Boy at the 2018 Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle, the return to Prestbury Park of Kalashnikov has been the run which found him unseat Quinlan.
The Ryanair is your dream, explained Murphy, speaking to this Grade One pursuit within an extended two and a half miles.
But obviously we are a long way off that at this point.
Murphy doesnt expect Mercian Prince to come back to actions with all the gelding undergoing a wind operation recently.
Mercian Prince is famous, we have just tweaked his end, she explained.
He is a fantastic month off a run, weve not got any plans at the minute as hes done no fast work yet.
Even the eight-year-old handicapper contested a handful of chases that were rated last year, picking up successes in less successful business at Kempton and Plumpton.
Stablemate Mercian King has been retired, with sustained a career-ending accident.
The eight-year-old was the first horse to be possessed by the Thoroughbred Club, an arm of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association aimed at young bloodstock aficionados.
Hes fine, hes just picked up an accident, explained Murphy.
Hell have three months of rehabilitation and then we will determine what to do together where hell move.

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