The Worlds End (11-4) booked his ticket for Cheltenham with a clear-cut win in the Albert Bartlett Prestige Novices' Hurdle at Haydock.
Winner of his last two races, Tom George's six-year-old looked a cut above his rivals, sweeping through the field and jumping big in the straight.
Adrian Heskin pushed him out for a nine-length win over No Hassle Hoff and he is now 16-1 from 33s for the Albert Bartlett in March with Betfred.
"He's improved for stepping up in trip, like we thought he would - it helps his jumping," said George.
"He's really got the hang of it now and he warrants a run in the Albert Bartlett.
"I can't wait till he jumps fences next season."
Owner Max McNeil added: "Tom and Adrian are a great team and he's a very exciting horse.
"Whether Keeper Hill runs in the Neptune I'm not sure, but this lad will definitely go (to Cheltenham)."