Mr Quickie

Mr Quickie (Image: Racing Photos)

Hectic spring looms for Mr Quickie

The gloves are soon to be off this spring for Mr Quickie with Saturday's Turnbull Stakes contender also set to attempt a rare feature-race double later this month.

The Queensland Derby winner could run for total stakes of $10 million over the space of seven days by backing up from the 2400-metre $5 million Caulfield Cup to the 2040m of the $5m Cox Plate.

Mr Quickie was on Wednesday one of 12 final acceptors for Saturday's mouth-watering Group 1, where he will be matched up against the likes of Cox Plate favourite Mystic Journey as well as Melbourne Cup fancy Finche and the evergreen Hartnell.

The Caulfield Cup-Cox Plate double was last completed in 2002 by Northerly.

"All options are open, but we'd be mad not to take up the opportunity to get into a Caulfield Cup with that weight (53 kilograms)," part-owner Peter Moody said on Wednesday.

"That's the plan at the moment, between all of the connections, to run this Saturday, definitely go into the Caulfield Cup then if he comes through well, into the Cox Plate.

"Then depending how he goes there's options into the Mackinnon or even the Melbourne Cup, but we have to be realistic on his breeding about running the two-mile."

Moody said he felt Mr Quickie's eye-catching first-up third placing in the Makybe Diva Stakes indicated he was poised for a big spring.

"I definitely think he's a winning chance this weekend in the Turnbull," Moody said.

"He still has that residual fitness from the Winter Carnival and will hopefully just get a nice spot and settle midfield not much further back than six or eight lengths."

Trainer Phillip Stokes said he couldn't be happier with the horse.

"He's firing at the moment and we think he's certainly a winning chance this weekend in a very open field," Stokes said.

"The 2000 metres at Flemington - he'll just eat that up."

WATCH: Mr Quickie's Makybe Diva Stakes run