William Knight is happy that his Ballard Down is heading into Saturday's 32Red Lincoln at Doncaster "under the radar".
The lightly-raced five-year-old was last seen winning at Newmarket in July, when subsequent Winter Derby winner Master The World chased him home.
A problem has kept him off the track since but Knight feels Doncaster's straight mile on soft ground will really play to his strengths.
"This has been his target and we've enjoyed a nice preparation with him," said Knight.
"The flat track on soft ground will suit him and he's done plenty of work, so he'll go there fit and ready to run.
"He's got good form in the book and crucially on soft ground, as I think that will be vital this weekend. I think the flat track will suit him as well."
He added: "I quite like the fact not many are talking about him, we're happy to be under the radar."