Melbourne plans have been put on hold for Permit following his disappointing performance in the Group One Metropolitan.
The gelding finished second last in Saturday's 2400m feature and was not paid up for the Caulfield Cup when third acceptances were taken on Tuesday.
Liam Prior, racing manager for trainer Chris Waller, said Permit came through the race in good order and nothing appeared to be amiss.
The six-year-old, who still holds a nomination for the Melbourne Cup, will need to recapture form in Sydney before connections even consider an interstate trip.
The Listed City Tattersalls Club Cup (2400m) at Randwick on October 20 is likely to be his opportunity to redeem himself.
"We will probably push on to the Tatts Cup with him," Prior said.
"Hopefully he can show a bit of form before possibly looking at going to Melbourne.
"On his run on Saturday you wouldn't take him straight down. We'll give him another run in easier grade, hopefully where he can show some form, and then we can look at sending him down."
Prior said the rest of Waller's Super Saturday team came through the meeting in good order, including Premiere Stakes winner Red Tracer who will now head towards the Group Two Tristarc Stakes (1400m) in Melbourne on October 20, Caulfield Cup day.