Talented stayer Chocante is on the comeback from injury but will not race until late in the spring, according to his trainer Stephen Marsh.
Chocante, winner of the 2017 Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2200m) at Doomben and third in the Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) in Sydney, has been off the scene for 14 months, with his last start being when unplaced in the Listed Tails Stakes (1600m) in Brisbane.
“He did a tendon and we’ve been giving him every chance to make it back,” Marsh said.
“He’s had a couple of light preps and is due to go back to the paddock this week. He does six weeks in then six out and he’s done most of his work on the treadmill. We’re just taking him along very slowly and if he stands up well he could have a nice light campaign from late spring. He’s worth it.”