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Australian Racing - Racing: Rothfire to make yet another comeback

Rothfire will make another return to the track on Saturday and Brisbane-based jockey James Orman admits he cannot wait to get on board the son of Rothesay.

The classy four-year-old will resume in the Group 2 Victory Stakes over 1200 metres at Eagle Farm and is currently 1/1 to make his comeback a winning one.

He will take on rivals such as last year's Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap runner-up Vega One, as well as the New South Wales raiders Count De Rupee and Jamaea.

Orman excited for race day

Orman was aboard the Robert Heathcote-trained gelding when he won a recent trial at Doomben and has been pleased with his subsequent improvement.

"He trialled well. He gave me a really good feel," Orman said. "I have been doing his trackwork as well, so I am starting to get to know the horse quite well. It's my first day on him on a race day, so I'm really excited."

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Rothfire has seen the track just twice in the last 18 months due to a leg injury sustained when odds-on favourite in the 2020 Golden Rose Stakes.

A fourth to Eduardo in The Shorts in the spring was followed by another break, before last being seen finishing unplaced behind Masked Crusader in the Premiere Stakes.

Orman full of confidence

"He's a fast horse and there's not a lot of speed. I'd say he will get across quite well," Orman added.

"I'm pretty confident with him. He goes well first up and he finds quite a winnable race for him, so it's a nice kick-off point."

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