What then could possibly go wrong as the inked-in number three departs for Australia this week to try to recreate his own history and write a unique chapter in England's?
It was in the first Test at Brisbane in November 2010 that Trott combined with his future captain Alastair Cook in a record and unbroken triple-century second-wicket stand to emphatically ensure an ominous tide turned against Australia.
Trott was rewarded not just with his part of the Ashes glory over the following two months but then his sport's most prestigious individual annual accolade as the International Cricket Council's Test match player of the year.
Yet three years on, for the first time since the 2009/10 tour of his native South Africa, there are - arguably - questions to answer.
Trott cut an unfamiliar and frantic figure when he concluded his first Test trip away with England with scores of five and eight in a landslide Johannesburg defeat four winters ago.
Those brief innings were a world away from his Ashes-clinching debut hundred at the Oval four months earlier, and what has followed in almost the entirety of his Test career to date.
In that context of relentless run-churning, however, Trott's 2013 summer has proved fallow - 293 at a shade under 30 falling significantly short of the admirable standards he has set, and England supporters have simply come to expect.
If there are signs of vulnerability, Australia have not been slow to publicly declare them as they seek to widen the "cracks" coach Darren Lehmann claims to have spotted in England's batting.
For England and Trott, headline evidence of a 3-0 home victory - and the prospect therefore of a fourth successive Ashes series success this winter - is an obvious counter to Aussie bluster.
Trott is not in denial about his relatively modest summer, though, or the challenge that lies ahead.
"I pride myself on working hard and putting a high value on my wicket," he said.
"I hope I can get out to Australia and do that again, like I've done in the past."
Previous success is no guarantee of a repeat, but he will still draw measured encouragement from the fact that this England team - almost to a man, albeit with a new captain after Andrew Strauss' retirement - have been there and done it already.
"It is incredibly difficult. Things went our way," Trott said of 2010/11.
"I think it's going to be a lot tougher.
"I think it's important to go there thinking it's going to be tougher, so that if it isn't it's a bit of a surprise. It's better than going to Australia thinking it's going to be easy.
"It's a pretty hostile place, a very difficult place to play cricket if you're not winning."
Trott treasures the success he has already had with his adopted country, but knows a second slice down under will have to be hard-earned.
"I'm very proud," he said. "Just to be part of the squad that wins there and creates history, having not won for so long, was fantastic.
"That's something you'll always cherish.
"But going there expecting to do the same I think would be a bit naive."
He is speaking both individually and collectively.
Australia have delighted in identifying chinks in the armoury, and have cited lbw - there were two such dismissals for Trott in the final Test at the Oval, to left-armers Mitchell Starc and James Faulkner - as their likely starting point.
Trott's trusted front-foot method of walking at the ball and precisely picking off anything slanted into him has long proved highly effective against the world's best bowlers.
Whether a technical update is in order to stay ahead of the game will be for him and his coaches to decide, after Mitchell Johnson also troubled him in the NatWest Series - this time with the short ball. Whatever is required, Trott will not be shy of putting in the hours of practice and will never fail for lack of commitment.
He has made a prime virtue of hard work and attention to every detail, and at 32 is still regularly first in and last out of the nets whenever he has the opportunity.
"Having played cricket for long enough, you realise things aren't always set in stone - and nothing's given to you," he said.
"No one's got a divine right to go into any match thinking they're going to score runs."