Having been forced to miss both the Wokingham at Royal Ascot and the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood with the talented but fragile four-year-old, the Newmarket handler has now earmarked the valuable six-furlong prize on September 23 as the long-term target.
The son of Dubawi made a winning return to action after more than 18 months off with victory in a handicap at Newmarket in June.
Appleby said: "He had a setback before Ascot and I am just taking my time with him. I would have liked to have gone for the Stewards' Cup, but he will be an autumn horse.
"The Ayr Gold Cup is on the radar and we will potentially take a look at that. He looked good on his comeback at Newmarket. The form has worked out, he beat the winner of the Wokingham (Out Do).
"He is still a very well handicapped horse. If we can get him right before the Ayr Gold Cup he will be a player in that."