Grand circuit pacer Soho Tribeca returns to racing in the $24,000 Italian Cup at Melton on Saturday night.
Soho Tribeca has not been to the races since undergoing surgery for a career-threatening broken leg suffered in a race in Brisbane in July last year.
Burrumbeet trainer-driver Michael Stanley gave the six-year-old his last serious hit-out before the comeback appearance in a trial on Ballarat on Tuesday.
He finished second to Code Black in a mile rate of 1:56.1.
Soho Tribeca has won 21 of 58 starts for $1m in earnings.
He joined Stanley's stable early last year and had his latest win in 2018 edition of the Italian Cup.
Stanley will be hoping he can carry on from where he left off at Melton on Saturday night, when he landed a feature double.
Ballarat Pacing Cup runner-up Rackemup Tigerpie saluted in the Young Pedro Free-For-All first-up from a spell and Soho Burning Love scored in the group 3 Silver Chalice for 4yo mares.
It was a breakthrough win for Soho Burning Love, which despite a series of minor placings in group 1 company had not previously taken out a group race.
Ballarat trainer Damien Burns also tasted success in a feature event on the same program.
Youaremy Sunshine landed the money in the Youthful Stakes for 2yo colts and geldings - taking his career record to three win in six starts for $24,000 in earnings.
Already with more than 200 wins for the season, Cardigan-based Emma Stewart added another group 1 race to her tally in a double in Adelaide on Saturday.
Pandering won the $100,000 Allwood for two-year-olds at Globe Derby Park - taking the colt's record to three wins in five starts.