Ballarat Pacing Cup winner Restrepo emerges from retirement at Melton on Saturday night.
The eight-year-old makes his return for Ballarat trainer Emma Stewart in the $20,000 VHRSC Classic, 2240m.
Restrepo has not raced since early last year when injury prematurely ended his track career.
His latest efforts included a stunning win in the Hamilton Pacing Cup from the back mark of 30m, followed by outings in the Victoria Cup and AG Hunter Cup in February 2015.
Stewart has given Restrepo a patient preparation for his return, with him winning all of his three appearances in trials at Melton.
Restrepo, which took out the 2014 Ballarat Pacing Cup has outstanding credentials, is a multiple group 1 winner in 18 wins in 46 starts for earnings of $507,018, as well as contesting the likes of a Miracle Mile and Inter-Dominion final.
The entire is using the VHRSC Classic as a launching pad for another crack at an Inter-Dominion championship series in Perth in November and December.
Restrepo will be part of a four-strong assault on the Inter-Dominion by Stewart, who is also taking Ideal For Real, Yankee Rockstar and another comeback pacer Guaranteed to Perth.
She had also nominated Philadelphia Man, which reached last year's final, but unfortunately he has been sidelined with a hock injury.
Guaranteed is ranked just outside the top 10 for the Inter-Dominion, with Yankee Rockstar in the top 20, Restrepo just outside the top 20 and Ideal For Real in the mid-50s.
Like Restrepo, Guaranteed has spent an extended time off the scene owing to injury - not racing since the 2015 Victoria Cup and AG Hunter Cup.
Guaranteed had not long entered grand circuit company, but had quickly impressed with a third in the Miracle Mile, win the Kilmore Cup and fourth in the Miracle Mile.
He has also had three trials at Melton, with his latest being a second to Restrepo.
Stewart will be looking to the Inter-Dominion as a launching pad to another massive season.
She topped 200 wins for the first time in 2015-16, with 212 nationally and 197 for $2.5m in earnings in Victoria to clinch another state trainers' premiership. Stewart also enjoyed stunning success in securing another metropolitan title with 70 wins.
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