Popular jockey Richard Bensley returns to the saddle on Friday having recovered from a Canberra race-fall that left him with 10 broken ribs and a fractured pelvis.
Bensley spent six weeks in hospital and has been riding work for a month building strength and fitness.
He is booked for 3 horses at the Canberra meeting.
In Race 1 Bensley links with trainer Gratz Vella aboard Paris Carver, and sticks with the stable in Race 2 aboard the speedy McLennan.
He then gets a breather and returns in the final event aboard Oakwood Lady for Scott Singleton.