Measuring John could come back from a two-year nonappearance not long from now.

The 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup saint is being set up for a 2m4f obstacle race at Punchestown on New Year’s Eve, coach Jessica Harrington affirmed.

The nine-year-old finished the uncommon treble of the Irish Gold Cup, the blue riband at Cheltenham and the Punchestown Gold Cup in 2017.

Wounds have kept him from taking to the track since Christmas of that year, yet he satisfied associations when partaking in a racecourse dash on Sunday.

Harrington stated: “All is great. I was content with the manner in which he worked at Punchestown and Robert (Power) was upbeat – and he’s the most notable individual.

“We didn’t enter him in anything over Christmas. Right now we’re pointing towards the conditions obstacle on New Year’s Eve, that is the arrangement.”

Harrington additionally gave a report on numerous Grade 1-winning hurdler Supasundae, who is probably going to make his occasional return in the Matheson Hurdle at Leopardstown on 29 December.

She proceeded: “He worked subsequent to dashing at Punchestown also and just got somewhat worn out.

“He is a hard pony to get fit, yet he’s arriving and ideally he’ll have a run over Christmas in the two-mile Grade 1.”