Big Zeb has returned unscathed from his summer break, with trainer Colm Murphy eyeing a November comeback for the Queen Mother Champion Chase hero.
The nine-year-old finally fulfilled his undoubted potential with a brilliant display at the Cheltenham Festival, and could return to action in the Fortria Chase at Navan - a race he won in 2009.
"He's not long been back in and is just starting off with some easy work at the moment," said Murphy.
"He's done extremely well during the summer, thankfully, and I'm absolutely delighted with him.
"We'll be in no panic with him this season and he will probably just get the one run before Christmas.
"He'll probably start off in the Fortria Chase, as he did last year, and then we'll probably wait until Christmas with him this time."