TIME FOR RUPERT Paul Webber in a recent visit to Compton and is on course to return to the track in the Long Walk Hurdle on Saturday week.
The former top staying hurdler has recovered from a career-threatening condition that required emergency surgery, and is showing much of his old panache.
By chance, it was discovered the gelding had a growth in his head that was heading towards his brain, and it had to be surgically removed by the Royal Veterinary College.
His rider Denis O'Regan Time For Rupert is moving as well as ever, a view that is encouraging connections to look towards high profile targets both over hurdles and fences for the chestnut.
The gigantic Thom Thumb has shown a good deal of promise in his own right and may run in a novice hurdle at the next Newbury meeting.
Sole Survivor is being pointed towards a novices' handicap chase at Bangor.
CANTLOW shaping up as the flagship of Webber's operation and, when breezing up the all-weather strip, looked bright and alert ahead of the Stewart Family Thank You Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday.
Tony McCoy has not surprisingly chose to ride Paddy Power runner-up Colour Squadron, leaving Robert Thornton on Cantlow in the feature race.
KOOLALA her account in silk-smooth style at the second attempt and has been in good form subsequently. She is being targeted at a mares' Listed race at Taunton.
ROLLING STAR a very smart prospect and will be one to watch wherever he runs next.
The four-year-old, who started favourite for the Triumph Hurdle but ran a shade disappointingly in that Festival race, may miss the Relkeel Hurdle at Cheltenham this weekend in favour of The Ladbroke at Ascot next week.
He showed plenty of panache when scoring on his Haydock reappearance and in similar mood will be hard to beat. He has worked enthusiastically and with a run already under his belt, will have no excuses.
Henderson may have a handful of runners at Doncaster on Saturday including ROYAL IRISH HUSSAR the Summit Hurdle.
The three-year-old, who joined from Aidan O'Brien, unbeaten in three outings and has looked impressive on each occasion and a genuine candidate for Triumph Hurdle consideration.
Royal Irish Hussar moved well midweek and in current mood will take all the beating.
BEAR'S AFFAIR his idiosyncrasies but had a nice confidence booster at Kempton and should go well in the three mile handicap chase.
Back at Cheltenham, Henderson seems hall bent on landing the two-mile handicap chase. His contenders for that - FRENCH OPERA, TANKS FOR THAT ANQUETTA all have solid form over course and distance and breezed well this morning.
THE NEW ONE tripped the light fantastic in his recent work at Naunton to show himself to be in irresistible form for Saturday's StanJames.com International Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Arguably the most exciting new kid on the block in the jumping arena, the Nigel Twiston-Davies trained gelding has everything to go with his good looks, and has displayed those assets at home since returning with a stunning victory at Kempton.
On that occasion he jumped immaculately and when let down, he made former Champion Hurdle winner Rock On Ruby look like a hack.
He greatly enjoys tackling his trainer's demanding Fibresand gallop and, in current form, will be very hard to stop at the weekend. He should endorse his current position as one of the leading fancies for the Champion Hurdle.
This bold jumper has done little wrong this year, last time out getting picked off only in the closing stages by Niceonefrankie at Ascot. Even though that form has been let down, Double Ross has impressed in his work and attitude subsequently.
ASTRACAD a regular at his local course and can go well in the two-mile handicap chase. Though a tad disappointing last time, he can raise his game.
ALGERNON PAZHAM go well at Leicester tomorrow and after a couple of good efforts in defeat, he is entitled to be in the shake-up. The four-year-old has plenty of room for improvement in him and looks to have been found a gilt-edged opportunity.
CHURCH BRAY an interesting new recruit to the yard and should be out soon after showing plenty of promise.