Unbeaten juvenile star Turk Warrior will make his first appearance for the new season at Mowbray on Wednesday night.
Wesley Vale trainer Glenn Stevenson said the gelding would tackle the 3YO Handicap as a lead-up to the $100,000 3YO Cup on December 1.
Stevenson said he was hoping Turk Warrior would get no more than 60kg.
It is a race in which apprentices can claim but that option won't be considered.
"He is not an apprentices' horse," the trainer said.
The 1100m race is worth $23,000 and carries an additional $20,000 in Tasbred bonuses.
It has attracted a star-studded lineup of entries including another unbeaten boom horse in Alpine Wolf.
However Alpine Wolf's trainer Barry Campbell hasn't committed to a start, hinting that the gelding may tackle the 3YO Cup first-up.
Stevenson is hoping to also have his two other stable stars in action at Mowbray on Wednesday night but not in races.
He is to seek permission for Newmarket Handicap contenders War Correspondent and I'm Wesley to gallop during the meeting.
"I don't know how I'll go (with the request) but that would suit both horses' preparations," the trainer said.
"War Correspondent may still need another trial as well.
"He took a while to get over his trip to Melbourne but he's OK now."
Stevenson's refusal to race his horses in Hobart may see Wednesday night's runaway Mowbray winner Tavisplash go for a spell.
The mare was having only her third run back when she led all the way over 2100m to score by five lengths.
It was a very moderate field but Stevenson was well satisfied with her performance.
"I was very happy with her - she ran her last 800m more than a second quicker than The Risk Factor in the higher grade," he said.
"She's a genuine stayer but the problem now is finding another race for her because she definitely won't be going to Elwick.
"It won't worry me if I have to put her out because she's 12 months off (being at her peak)."
Stevenson said the track conditions on Wednesday night didn't suit another of his well-fancied runners, Ubriaco, who struggled to beat a horse home in the 1420m Class 1.
"The track had been downgraded to a soft 5 but I think it was more like a soft 6 or 7 and he didn't handle it," the trainer said.
"He didn't go a yard and he's a duffer in the heavy sand at home as well so we'll have to wait for a good track or go to the synthetic.
"It was also a disadvantage to be away from the rail because there were patches where it was a bit choppy.
"Hard up against the rail was the place to be, as the results showed."
Multiple group 2 winner Ferdinand Boy is the only interstate entry for the Devonport Chase.
The Victorian-trained dog, prepared by David Geall at Lara, has won 32 of his 55 starts including the Ballarat, Shepparton and Healesville Cups.
He will jump from box 2 in next Tuesday's second heat in search of a place in the $25,000-to-the-winner final on November 26.
Travel restrictions have no doubt kept the number of interstate entries down but that's compensated by a quality lineup of locals.
Ferdinand Boy has drawn the same qualifier as Red Titan, recent winner of the Tasmania Gold Cup.
Heat 1 will see a clash between the flying Blackpool Flash, trained by Pat Ryan, and Ted Medhurst's in-form Sacred Stance.
Blackpool Flash ran Wynburn Sheean and Quick Joey Small off the legs when he won at Devonport nine days ago.
A former winner of the group 3 Birthday Cup at Mandurah, he has been impressive at his only two Tasmanian appearances.
Sacred Stance is unbeaten in five starts including two at the track when he's broken 25.40 on both occasions.
Heat 4 will see the return to racing of Siberia who hasn't been seen since late April.
The Debbie Cannan-trained winner of 17 races ran fourth to Wynburn Sheean in last year's Devonport Chase final.
Sprint Gordon, who has won 6 of 11 at Devonport, will front up in heat 5 while Superior Wallis, a 25.33 winner at the track in September, has drawn the red box in heat 6.
The inside draw in heat 7 has gone to Tasmanian Laurels winner Rosie Posie.
The seven heat winners plus the fastest second will advance to the final.
Brennan Ryan will host a live stream of the heats for Tasracing.
A former Devonport Cup winner and this year's runner-up will return to the track on Sunday night for the NWTLHA Cup.
Illegal Immigrant and Lip Reader are among five horses handicapped on 10m for the 2645m staying test.
The Troy Hillier-trained Illegal Immigrant was off the same mark when he won the Devonport Cup in 2020 but his form since has been indifferent.
In fact, he's won only one of his subsequent 18 starts.
Lip Reader, trained by Hillier's brother Rohan, was off 20m in this year's Devonport Cup when runner-up to stablemate Ryley Major.
Five starts later, he was off 20m when second to The Shallows in the $100,000 Tasmania Cup.
On that form, he seems very well handicapped on 10m in a normal $12,000 stake race.
The other backmarkers on Sunday night include Sunny Sanz who has been freshened since the only unplaced run of his career in the Show Cup at Mowbray a month ago and Bettabrown Tiger who doesn't look well treated at the handicaps but has won 3 from 5 at the track.
Next year's $30,000 Devonport Cup is on January 15 and is scheduled to be the last run at the Showgrounds venue.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.