MystereeMichael Scudamore feels Mysteree can make his presence felt should he get into the Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow.

The nine-year-old is being lined up to make his first start of the season in the Grade Three contest on December 27, which Scudamore won back in 2012 with Monbeg Dude.

Having claimed the Eider Chase at Newcastle on his penultimate outing, the former Lucinda Russell-trained gelding was last sighted finishing second in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter in March.

Scudamore said: "He needs to get into the Welsh National and that is our only concern at the moment. But it is very much 'Plan A'.

"There are other races around that period, like the Classic Chase at Warwick. Those sort of races are there as back-up options.

"He is fit and well and has had a couple of gallops, so it is just fingers crossed he gets in.

"Obviously he has got good form in those staying races, having won the Eider and finished second in the Midlands National, so he has the pedigree for a race like the Welsh National.

"The softer the ground the better for him and if he did creep in off a light weight, he would command plenty of respect."

He added: "He had a hard time at the end of last season and there has been nothing ideal for him, so we given him as nice a time as possible.

"He is a horse that has run well first time out in the past, so we thought we would just keep the miles low for him."