WA Sprint champion Max Profit will make an unlikely return to the track on Saturday night, when he tackles a Free For All (380m) at Cannington.
Max Profit hasn’t raced since October 21, after he went to South Australia to have treatment on his left toe.
Trainer Corey White said Max Profit faced the prospect of retirement after his last start, but the trip to South Australia ensured he made a full recovery.
“He’s been over in South Australia with a highly rated vet,” White said.
“He’s been treated for a fractured sesamoid in his left toe.
“He was able to exercise him throughout the treatment and see how lame he pulled up in the toe.”
White was desperate to get his star chaser back to the racetrack and said he was happy for the dog to undergo revolutionary stem cell treatment in Adelaide.
“We had to look at any option that would possibly work,” he said.
“I wasn’t too sure what Max’s future would hold.
“We got nothing but good reports back, and by the time I got him he was already half fit.
Max Profit, a winner at 22 of 37 starts, has drawn box one for his return in a field of six.
White said he would take a cautious approach in Max Profit’s return from injury, and felt the timing of the return would have him in good order for the Perth Cup in April.
“The 380 on Saturday is basically a stepping stone to the 500,” he said.
“You’ve got the Perth Cup in a few months, and he is of that calibre with his early speed.
“With the time off, he isn’t over raced for his age, so between now and the Perth Cup it should be a perfect preparation for him.”
White also has consistent chaser Dandalup Brutus engaged in Free For All company over 405m on Friday night and Mandurah, where he will be hoping to turn the tables on Miss Bamsy, who defeated him by two-and-a-half lengths in the Birthday Cup last week.
White said if Dandalup Brutus could show more box speed than last week, when he finished fourth to Miss Bamsy, he would be a chance to record his 19th career win.
“The box draw is very similar to the Birthday Cup,” he said.
“It is another hot Free For All, but if he can jump better he will be a much better chance this week.”
White also said he was looking forward to Oxley Rebel making his debut for the kennel at Cannington on Saturday, but felt he would take benefit from the run.