Talented reinsman Robbie Morris returned from a long injury lay-off earlier this week and he is hoping to bring up a century of winners this season despite needing eleven victories before making his comeback. Morris has been sidelined since April 24 after badly injuring his ankle in a nasty race fall and admits he is just thankful to be back driving in races.
"I got the all clear to go back to driving last week and I had my first day back on Tuesday. The ankle is still a bit stiff and I've got a few slight concerns that I am still limping but hopefully that all goes away as the leg continues to heal and get stronger," Morris said.
"A few years ago I set myself a target. I wanted to drive 100 winners for ten years in a row and I have been able to get over the century for the past couple of seasons so it would be nice to get there again this year but I do think that time might beat me."
Morris has had a frustrating season with injury and suspension but believes there are no mental scars remaining after his fall.
"When you sit down and count it all out, I've nearly been out for five months this season when you add up my injury and the suspensions I have received so I guess when you look at it like that I've had a pretty good year."
"The fall hasn't been playing too much on mind, it was a pretty tame fall and I am not sure if it was the way the horse fell or the way I landed that ended up making it so bad but I think I could have another ten falls like that and get up each time and have no problems at all."
This Saturday night Morris will be driving two horses for his partner KerryAnn Turner at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
"JB Maguire had eighteen months off and has now had four runs back so he is just about fully fit. I have thought his last two runs have been very good and I don't think he is too far away from a win."
"My other drive Hereux Homme hasn't had much luck of late and his form is a little bit better than his recent numbers suggest."
Greg Hayes - Harness Racing New South Wales