One-time Group One contender All Too Soon has shown no signs of the injury which forced a premature end to her autumn campaign, scoring a decisive win at Rosehill.
“We had her scanned and it turned out to be just a sprain,” Payne said.
“We gave her a long spell and the rest helped. There may be a weakness there but she has shown no signs of it in her two runs back so we will push on with her.”
The mare was an eye-catching fifth on her return over 1400m two weeks ago when ridden by Jason Collett.
Carrying top weight of 61.5kg in Saturday’s1500m-benchmark 78 race for fillies and mares, All Too Soon ($8.50) came from midfield with a powerful finishing burst to beat Eugene’s Pick ($5) by 2-1/2 lengths with the $4.40 favourite Mandylion another neck thirrd.
All Too Soon was ridden by Tye Angland, the regular partner of her stablemate, dual Group One winner Ace High.
“It was a really nice win. The first-up run was impressive,” Angland said.
“She feels a bit bigger and stronger and reports from the stable were that she had improved a bit.”
Payne said he would not push All Too Soon to the highest level again in the near future.
“We should be able to find a nice 2000-metre Listed race for her,” he said.
“We won’t aim too high.”