Grand National fourth Cappa Bleu starts back on the road to Aintree in the Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Graduation Chase at Carlisle.
Although now a 10-year-old, the 2009 Foxhunter Chase winner has had just nine starts under Rules and only seven outings over larger obstacles.
He ran a tremendous race to pick up minor honours in the National in April and trainer Evan Williams is already looking forward to a return trip to Merseyside next spring.
"He seems very well at home and it's time to get him back on the racecourse now," said the Vale of Glamorgan handler.
"It's always difficult first time back after the Grand National as they think they're going back there, so we wanted to find him a nice little race somewhere so he can go and enjoy himself.
"This looks a good place to start him off and if he can go and run a nice race I'll be very happy.
"I thought he ran very well at Aintree and it is certainly at the forefront of my mind to go back there next April.
"He's still inexperienced, having only had seven runs over fences, so we'll keep chipping away with him.
"If we're lucky enough to get through the winter then we'll look forward to Aintree. The National is the only race I'm thinking of with him."
Cappa Bleu faces just four rivals - Across The Bay, Sarando, Beamazed and Soft Spoken Guy - on his seasonal return.
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