Nick Mitchell believes The Listener could be the forgotten horse heading into Saturday's rearranged Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown.
The bold-jumping grey has won four Grade Ones, two of those at Leopardstown including the 2008 renewal of this prestigious race, and showed in the Lexus Chase that the old exuberance was still there.
"He has come out of the Lexus very well and the main objective was to get a race into him and to come back with his leg as clean as a whistle, and it has been, touch wood," said Mitchell.
"He hasn't missed a beat and it has been behaving itself and we will kick on.
"He had a very common tendon stress on his foreleg and we managed to get it very early before it got seriously bad.
"He has had stem cell surgery and he has come back from this sort of injury quite quickly with a view to his age and being 12 now, and so far it has worked fine.
"If the opposition is similar to last Saturday, without Pride Of Dulcote, I have a lot of faith in him and he is a bit of a forgotten horse."