Owner Philip Reynolds has mooted That the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown as a starting point for Presenting Percy.
Having had one previous outing over hurdles , he could only finish eighth although the eight-year-old was sent off favourite for the Gold Cup.
Problems were then discovered that prevented him but all those have been solved.
Reynolds told the Irish Field:”it is a case of so far, really good. Pat (Kelly, trainer) and Jerry Kelly (vet) are satisfied with him and as soon as they are glad that’ll do me.
“He had a small process to remove fluid out of his back and I don’t know whether that had something to do with how he conducted at Cheltenham. We also discovered he had bruising article Cheltenham.
“He is starting off the season just like everyone and the fact is that he could just be”another horse”.
“This time I could not lie straight in bed with enthusiasm. I think the best opportunity a horse has of winning a Gold Cup would be right after their newcomer season. He will be meeting all of seasons novices, along with Al Boum Photo, so we’ll just have to find out where he matches.
“it is a bit early to say where he’ll start back. Everything has to be ideal for him, although hopefully we’ll get started before Christmas.
“Clonmel will come too soon for him, as will Royal, therefore I guess you could be taking a look at the John Durkan in Punchestown. Where he may go after that remains to be noticed – there is a lot of water.
“I only hope we don’t have another winter like last season – that the floor was quick all winter along with a repeat would be a disaster.”