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Michelle Payne returns to saddle

By Neale Donnelley TVN Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 2:24 PM

As Michelle Payne told racingnetwork last week, she will make her return to the saddle in the Summer Cup at Hobart in Tasmania this Sunday.

She will ride last start Devonport Cup winner Fieldmaster for her brother and trainer Patrick.

Michelle hasn’t ridden since last September when she fractured two vertebrae in her back and suffered severe concussion in a horror fall at Ararat.

She has been in Tasmania for more than two weeks caring for Fieldmaster and Cellarmaster for Patrick.

Michelle says she has been working hard on her fitness and weight-control and is ready to make her return to the saddle.

Sunday’s race is a $25,000 Quality Handicap over 2100 metres where Fieldmaster has 55.5kgs.

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