Highly-rated Tasmanian four-year-old The Inevitable is $3 favourite to win the inaugural $500,000 Silver Eagle at Randwick on Saturday.
Trainer Scott Brunton has booked Nash Rawiller for the ride.
The Inevitable was due to fly out of Tasmania on Wednesday morning with a five-hour stopover in Melbourne on his way to Sydney.
Brunton has also nominated him for a race at Caulfield on Saturday just in case there's a problem with the connecting flight.
"Better to be safe than sorry," he said.
"But the Silver Eagle is his ideal race. He's had a month between runs, gets out to 1300m and only has 56.5 kg - he ticks a lot of boxes."
The Inevitable hasn't raced since an impressive four-length win at Moonee Valley on September 7.
Connections later revealed that they had received an invitation to run him at the Dubai World Cup meeting in March.
Meanwhile Adam Trinder has confirmed that Mystic Journey will press on to the $5 million Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on October 26.
Trinder said the mare had come through last Saturday's Turnbull Stakes at Flemington in "fantastic order."
"I'm very happy with her - I think she's going to be competitive with anything we've seen in Australia, with the overseas horses being the wildcards," he said.
After finishing an unlucky fifth in the Turnbull, Mystic Journey eased from $5 to $7 in Cox Plate betting.
Tasmanian harness racing's top two-year-old filly of last season, Blame It On Me, has been stripped of her win in the $50,000 Evicus Stakes final due to a positive swab.
The filly tested positive to arsenic and, as well as losing the $25,000 winner's cheque, her Bagdad owner-trainer Doug Nettlefold was fined $2000 ($1000 suspended).
Stewards have yet to release details of the case but most positive swabs involving arsenic have been attributed to horses chewing treated pine fencing.
There have been numerous arsenic cases in all codes in Tasmania in recent years but most have involved run-of-the-mill races.
Losing a group 2 win, which adds enormously to a filly's future broodmare value, as well as $25,000 in stakemoney, is the toughest penalty incurred.
Nettlefold will appeal.
It is understood he will argue that the swab samples taken from Blame It On Me were possibly contaminated due to leakage.
Blame It On Me was first past the post in six races last season but the Evicus win was worth almost as much as the other five put together.
Unless Nettlefold can have his conviction quashed, the Evicus will now go to Vonns Angel.