Owner-breeder Peter Gleeson has reiterated the desire for connections to race on with Ballarat pacing sensation Ride High despite his looming stud duties.
The Clayton Tonkin-trained star has joined the stallion roster of Alabar Farms with plans to start his life as a stallion while working towards a possible return to the racetrack in coming months after innury.
Gleeson said it remained full steam ahead in regards to getting the winner of 16 of 18 starts back racing.
"That's what we intend doing," he said.
"(Clayton will) be working him fast work at home eventually and if he thinks he is going great guns, he'll take him to the trials maybe once, maybe twice.
"And if he comes through those alright, and there doesn't appear to be any soreness at all and he thinks he can win, he'll take him to the races," Gleeson said.
After smashing records all over the place, Ride High's winning streak of 11 was broken when he was beaten at Melton in October. Subsequent checks revealed an injury and the horse is yet to return to the races.
Gleeson said Ride High appeared to be tracking well in his recovery, which includes regular stints on the treadmill and in the water walker at Tonkin's Cardigan training base.
"I saw him on the treadmill about two weeks ago and he looks a million dollars," he said.
Ride High last raced on October 3.