Spring sensation Trust In A Gust could be set for the $2 million AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), his majority owner says.

The dual Group 1 winner found spring stardom after back-to-back victories in the Sir Rupert Clarke Charity Cup (1400m) and the Toorak Handicap (1600m) but had his campaign cut short and plans for a run in the Emirates Stakes (1600m) were shelved when the horse was struck with an injury set-back.

The four-year-old son of Keep The Faith pulled up lame in the left fore-leg following his Toorak run but majority owner David Speechley told racing.com x-rays had revealed no chips or fractures and an MRI revealed minor bone bruising.

“A spell will do him the world of good and when he comes back he’s going to have about eight weeks in Warrnambool before [trainer Darren Weir] gets him to Ballarat, and then he’s going to go to Sydney for probably one run in one of the weight-for-ages and then we are going to head to Queensland,” Speechley said.

“He will be set for a Brisbane winter campaign; that could take him to the Stradbroke or that could take him to some weight-for-age races. The handicaps are probably a little but if-y, depending on what weight he gets.

“The Stradbroke would be fantastic because it’s worth $2 million this year.”

Speechley said while he would love his galloper to have another spring campaign, stud plans were on the table post-winter.

“We have not made any serious plans but we have had a chat with Adam Sangster from Swettenham Stud.”

Weir said the horse was well and while he was leaning towards running the galloper in weight-for-age races, a Stradbroke grand final was not out of the picture.

“We’ll give him a quick spell and we’ll bring him back in for the autumn and we’ll see what we do,” Weir said.

“He’s good, there’s nothing wrong with him, he just wants a good spell, he wants a couple of months off; he obviously had a crook foot and a bit of a joint issue but nothing significant.”

Trust In A Gust holds 10 wins from 17 starts and has career earnings of more than $1 million. (www.racing.com)