Overturn is likely to defend his crown in the Scottish Champion Hurdle before reverting to the Flat for the Chester Cup.
Donald McCain’s freewheeling seven-year-old won the Ayr feature in 2010 and will return to Scotland on April 16 for another go.
But the versatile gelding is also being geared towards another campaign on the level, and is already under consideration for the Chester Cup in May.
“Overturn will probably miss Aintree, and could be returning to Ayr for an attempt to follow up last year’s win in the Scottish Champion Hurdle,” McCain told his blog on www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk.
“I am then tempted to have a look at the Chester Cup, a big race that I would love to win.”
Overturn won both the Northumberland Plate and the Galway Hurdle last summer.
He was last seen finishing seventh in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.