Henry Dwyer will send Swampland to Adelaide for her first run in 10 months on Saturday.
The New Zealand-bred five-year-old daugher of Redwood will be running for the first time since June in the Winning Edge Presentations Handicap at Morphettville.
The mare underwent a third round of knee surgery after her last start to remove a bone chip.
Dwyer said the 1300m in Adelaide was a better starting point for Swampland rather than an 1100m mares race at Caulfield for which she also held a nomination.
"She'd get run off her legs over 1100 and the trip away will do her the world of good," Dwyer said.
"We need to get the weight off her by doing as little work as possible and the trip away will help tighten her up a bit."
A dual placegetter at stakes level, Swampland could head to Queensland later in her campaign.
"I want to see how she comes back but she's a wet tracker," Dwyer said.
"We thought possibly the Wangoom at Warrnambool could be a suitable target on the way through to maybe Queensland, if she stands up to it all." -AAP