Philip Hobbs declared his delight with Menorah's condition after the leading Champion Hurdle hope enjoyed a workout on Tuesday morning.
The six-year-old has been off the track since winning the International Hurdle at Cheltenham in December but having enjoyed a quiet month, is being moved up a gear.
"He worked brilliantly. We've stepped up his work earlier than anticipated due to the fact that he's put on a bit of condition having had an easy time in December," Hobbs told At The Races.
"That is a good fault as I'd much rather have him that way so that we can now work him hard and get him fitter and better.
"I couldn't be more happy with him and I think there's still room for improvement, but this is surely one of the best Champion Hurdles we've had for some time.
"Menorah is one of those few horses where there's no faults. He's got the most fantastic temperament, he works well and enjoys his work on a daily basis.
"He's still a potential improver and the worst situation, which isn't too bad, is that he gets beaten in the Champion Hurdle and then we go novice chasing next year.
"I suppose if he wins the Champion Hurdle, we'd have to aim for another one."
While Hobbs has respect for all Menorah's Champion Hurdle rivals, the Minehead handler has pinpointed Fighting Fifth Hurdle winner Peddlers Cross as the one he fears most.
"I think they're all potentially very good horses but if I had one not to run against us in the Champion Hurdle, it would be Peddlers Cross," he added.