The Donna Scott-trained Lord Von Costa did everything that was expected of him when running second in a trial at Corowa on Tuesday.
The dual listed winner was given an easy time in the trial with jockey Blaike McDougall aboard.
Scott said her stable star who has previously had tendon surgery, had pulled-up fine and remained on target for The Koscuiszko at Randwick in October.
"I know some trainers love winning trials but I don't and it was just about ticking him over fitness-wise," Scott told Thoroughbred Central.
"He needed that bit of a blowout.
"But we will take him home and wrap him up, treat his leg and look after him.
"I don't want to put him under too much pressure yet and there is still a fair bit of time before the Koscuiszko.
"But I was happy with that."
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Lord Von Costa is considered a $15-chance in the richest race for country trained gallopers.
The talented sprinter has been off the scene since winning in listed company at Flemington in July.
The son of Von Costa De Hero is set to resume at Randwick on October 3.
"He will have a couple of more gallops before that but we are throwing him in the deep end at Randwick," she said.
"But we will head to Sydney with no expectations and fingers crossed he can run a competitive race.
"It's all going to plan and his grand final is The Koscuiszko on October 17."
Meanwhile Scott will head to Sydney on Saturday with Galaxy Force.
Galaxy Force is set to contest the $75,000 TAB Highway, (1000m) with Regan Bayliss booked to ride.
The five-year-old gelding was a last-start Wagga winner.