Henry de Bromhead's Days Hotel aims to secure back-to-back victories in the Paddy Power Your Local Betting Shop Chase at Naas on Sunday.
The nine-year-old ran out an impressive winner of the Grade Two event 12 months ago and has run three decent races in defeat so far this season.
After pushing Flemenstar close in the Fortria Chase, Days Hotel was beaten into third by Twinlight in the Hilly Way Chase at Cork before finishing a respectable fourth in the Grade One Clarence House Chase at Ascot.
With Twinlight in the field this weekend, Days Hotel has a bit to find on form, but De Bromhead feels there is improvement in his charge.
"He's in good form and we're looking forward to seeing him go," said County Waterford-based trainer.
"Twinlight beat us easily in Cork, so we'll see.
"I think he has improved from his run at Ascot and we're hoping for a good run."
The three-runner field is completed by Gordon Elliott's Toner D'Oudairies.