Neville Parnham is hoping God Has Spoken is over the worst of a setback which caused the mill- ionaire galloper to be scratched from Saturday's Mornington Cup Prelude (2000m) at Caulfield.
The leading WA trainer had to withdraw God Has Spoken from the prelude to Wednesday week's $350,000 Mornington Cup (2400m) because of his concern over a bruised hoof.
"There was a small bruising in the heel and I was not satisfied," Parnham said. "He is going in the right direction. I am 90 per cent happier with him today than I was yesterday.
"If he is sound enough there is a race at Caulfield next Saturday and he could go on to the Mornington Cup. But with feature races on here every week there are plenty of angles for him."
Parnham also scratched Bippo No Bungus from making her debut in Saturday's Thomas North Handicap (1400m), won brilliantly by Sistine Demon.
Parnham has the option to run Bippo No Bungus in the $150,000 Bellmaine Stakes (1200m), which is restricted to mares, at Caulfield next Saturday.
"I was only 50-50 on whether I ran her last Saturday," Parnham said. "It was a pretty handy field and she only lobbed in Melbourne on the Wednesday.
"Running next Saturday was more appealing, though the 1200m might be a bit short.
"She then has a 1400m a fortnight later and a 1600m race a fortnight after that."
Parnham said all four of his gallopers had thrived since their flight, with dual Group 1 winner Playing God, due to start his autumn campaign into the $1 million Australian Cup (2000m) in Saturday's Group 1 weight-for-age CF Orr Stakes (1400m).
Playing God ran third to Black Caviar in the Orr Stakes at his last start in the race in 2012.
Excelorada ran eighth to Shamal Wind in Saturday's Adams Stakes (1000m).