Rosehill Guineas winner Laser Hawk has been off the scene since last autumn after he had surgery to remove a bone chip from a knee.
The 4YO had two trials since returning from the leg injury and shown promising signs when he blitzed his rivals in the lastest 1200m trial at Randwick.
Originally the Waterhouse stable had confirmed that Laser Hawk will run 1st up in the Apollo Stakes on the 23rd February.
However it was discovered that Laser Hawk has suffered a sore hind hoof.
Waterhouse will assess the gelding on Monday before committing for a start in the Apollo.
By Owens Wong