The Everest favourite Nature Strip ticked an all-important box by successfully jumping out of the machines and trialing on Monday morning.
Racing NSW stewards had ordered the star sprinter to return to the trials after he last week bucked jockey James McDonald when leaving the gates.
There was no such drama this week, with the son of Nicconi completing the trial without any drama.
Kaakit Akit wins the first trial @rosehillgardens on Monday with all eyes on how #TABEverest favourite Nature Strip handled the start. He went to the line hard held by @mcacajamez. @tabcomau @7horseracing pic.twitter.com/c8g7BYLuSl
— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) September 27, 2020
Nature Strip was slow out of the machines on Monday morning and was under a heavy hold from McDonald for the entirety of the 900m trip, finishing in 53.36 seconds.
Nature Strip will now head to Saturday’s Group 2 2020 Premiere Stakes (1200m) at Randwick, with fellow The Everest slot holder Classique Legend also set to line up, as well as Fituese, Libertini, and Fasika.