Chautauqua is closer to a return to the racetrack after jumping cleanly from the barriers in a jump-out at Flemington.
After the horse successfully completed the start, Tommy Berry did not push him too hard in the 800m-heat on Friday.
The Hawkes Racing-trained sprinter needs to pass an official barrier trial before being allowed to race again.
Racing NSW stewards placed a ban on the gelding after he failed to jump in six trials and was slowly away in a special race day trial at Rosehill on August 25.
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