Talented Wagga jockey Nick Heywood will make his return to race riding at Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Monday.
Heywood has not ridden since July last year after receiving a suspension for a positive drug test. His return was further delayed by a wrist injury in a recent jump-out.
Heywood has three rides, two for Donna Scott and one for his father, Chris.
MTC and Racing NSW split the Maiden Handicap (1200m) so there will be a bumper nine-race TAB program.
The first race on Monday gets underway at 12.40pm.