Cheltenham trial on New agenda
The New One is set to return to Cheltenham in a fortnight's time following his runaway victory at Warwick on Saturday.
The five-year-old was one of last season's leading bumper horses and was most impressive on his first two starts over hurdles at Cheltenham in October.
Despite being sidelined for three months, Nigel Twiston-Davies' star youngster slammed his rivals by 16 lengths and more in Saturday's Leamington Novices' Hurdle and is now favourite with some bookmakers for the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
He is set to have one final run beforehand, in a Neptune-sponsored race on January 26.
"He's fine this morning and the plan is to run him again in a fortnight's time in the Neptune race at Cheltenham," said Twiston-Davies.
"He didn't have more than an exercise canter yesterday and I'd like to give him another run for experience before he goes to the Festival.
"I'll enter him for the Supreme but it's almost certain he'll run in the Neptune."