Smart 3-year-old Tavidream is firmly in the running for an early trip to Australia.
Trainers Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs will make a decision on the venture after the impressive son of Tavistock's next domestic appearance.
"We are taking it race by race with him as he's still a bit immature and growing," Logan said. "We'll give him a run at Ellerslie on Saturday over a mile and see how he goes, we haven't ruled out Sydney for him."
The race they have in mind for the gelding is the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate over 2000m at Randwick on April 15.
Tavidream has won three of his five starts, including dominant victories at Ellerslie in his last two appearances.
Meanwhile, stablemate and fellow 3-year-old Comin'through is on the stable's short list for the Queensland winter carnival.
"He's a really nice horse and he's pencilled in," Logan said.
A son of Bullbars, Comin'through broke his maiden in January and he has since won a further two races over ground.
He beat the older horses on Derby Day two runs back and was then runner-up at Ellerslie in Rating 75 company, subsequently promoted to first.
"He can stay and he's beaten the older horses while he's still very green and still learning," Logan said. "He looks a nice horse for Queensland."
Saturday's Group 2 Japan-New Zealand International Trophy winner All Roads and the lightly-tried last-start winner Sidestep are others tagged for Brisbane.
- NZ Racing Desk