Rosy Redrum, initially feared lost for the season after taking a nasty fall at Newbury in November, is back in training and could make a return to action next month.
The five-year-old, who won a Wincanton bumper on her debut for Milton Harris, has subsequently shown promise over hurdles without getting her head in front.
She was running a big race in Listed company when falling two out in a mares’ novice hurdle won by the smart Luccia.
Though Harris feared she may never race again, the Mark and Maria Adams-owned daughter of Pride Of Dubai has made a remarkable recovery and is nearing a return to action.
Harris said: “I’m pleased to say Rosy is back. She went to Kempton on Tuesday and did a nice bit of work.
“We thought she might have had a fracture of her neck, but she just had a lot of soft tissue damage. So she went there and she is on course to run in February.”
Stablemate Mullenbeg, who rattled up a hat-trick of hurdles wins before having her colours lowered by Punctuation at Cheltenham in early December, will continue her build-up for a return to Prestbury Park in March, following a spell on the sidelines.
Harris added: “Mullenbeg has had a break and she is back cantering away and our plan is to have a run somewhere in February before going on to the Festival.”
Like many, the Warminster yard has not had too many runners, owing to a combination of flu jabs and inclement weather.
Harris expects that to change over the next fortnight and admitted: “We’ve chosen to be a little bit quiet and I’d expect us to have a very good spring, because we have been a bit mindful of them.
“We have loads of horses to run and I’d say the next 10 days are going to see big fields and we will try to avoid a few of them.”