The QTIS Jewel 3YO at the Gold Coast is shaping as an early autumn carnival goal for Vo Rogue Plate winner Apache Chase.
Trainer Desleigh Forster has pencilled in the March 13 race as the next feature assignment for Apache Chase.
The gelding is enjoying a short break from racing following his brave fourth to Aim in the Magic Millions Guineas (1400m) on January 16.
“He’ll more than likely go fresh up into that after he has a couple of weeks out at the farm,” Forster said.
“After that we’ll look at races like the Queensland Guineas during the winter with him.”
Another trainer targeting the QTIS Jewel 3YO is Chris Munce with Boomnova, who returned to his Eagle Farm stables on Monday after a short break.
The filly won at the Gold Coast on January 9 before backing up a week later in the Magic Millions QTIS (1300m), finishing sixth to The Odyssey after drawing the extreme outside barrier in the 16-horse field.