Jim Bolger expects Dawn Approach to be over his recent ailment "in about two weeks" before a tilt at the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Qipco Champions Day in October.
The impressive 2000 Guineas winner finished a lacklustre fifth in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville on Sunday but returned a dirty scope.
"His scope wasn't good and he's a bit under the weather, which has been well publicised, but he should be all right in about two weeks," Bolger told Irish Horse Racing TV.
"We should have plenty of time to get him ready for October and the QEII is firmly on the agenda.
"He won't run in the Irish Champion Stakes, that's for Trading Leather.
"If he meets Toronado (in the QEII) it can't be worse then 2-2, even if he loses."