Shutthefrontdoor is on course to return to track action in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown on 8 February.

Last season's Irish Grand National hero made a successful reappearance in a graduation chase over an extended three miles at Carlisle in November and is now being prepared for a tilt at Grade One glory.

The Jonjo O'Neill-trained eight-year-old holds an entry in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup and is also prominent in the ante-post market for the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree in April.

"He's back in good form again and hopefully he'll make the Hennessy in Leopardstown," said Frank Berry, racing manager to owner JP McManus.

"As for Cheltenham and Aintree, a lot will depend on how he gets on in the meantime, but he's in good form and the plan is to go to Leopardstown with him."