Weird Al is likely to make his next racecourse appearance in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
A disappointment in the race last season when he was pulled-up behind Long Run and broke a blood vessel, the eight-year-old was moved from Ian Williams to Donald McCain and made the perfect start for his new trainer when winning the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.
He went on to finish just two lengths behind Long Run – and another eight adrift of Kauto Star – in the Betfair Chase at Haydock.
Part-owner Mark Dennis said: “He’s great. We were thinking about running him in the King George but he runs well fresh and I think we’ll probably just take him straight to the Gold Cup.”