2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River could be poised to make his seasonal return on Saturday at Aintree in the Many Clouds Chase where he could meet some familiar faces on his seasonal debut as Might Bite is also entered.
Colin Tizzard's superstar although not winning on his three outings last season still ran to a credible standard placing in two of his three events.
He started his season off in the Betfair Chase finishing second to Bristol De Mai with a good first run of the season, he then headed to the king George where he stayed on from way off the pace to grab third with another solid run.
He headed the the Cheltenham festival for his final run of the season in his Gold Cup title defence and in a overly competitive renewal he finished a solid fourth.
Although now nine years of age he still holds plenty of ability and should outstay many of the field he is against and at 6/4 looks to be a nice price before the field suffers withdrawals.