Altior has returned to the winner's list at Newbury after a shock defeat and is back on track for Cheltenham.
Trainer Nicky Henderson has revealed Altior is unlikely to take up his entry in the King George VI Chase after an unconvincing work-out.
Altior has suffered his first defeat over jumps with Cyrname running out a brilliant all-the-way winner at Ascot.
Altior has come through his toughest challenge yet to stretch his unbeaten record over jumps to 18 in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham.
Altior has extended his unbeaten record over jumps to 16 with victory in the Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton.