More Than Great will return from a 13 month break after injuring his leg in April last year.
The four-year-old entire put his foot through a fence in his paddock early last year, putting an end to dreams of a stellar 2010 winter carnival in Brisbane.
New trainer Brett Dodson has been nursing More Than Great back to health for the past year and is now hoping to reap some of the rewards.
“I am a friend of one of the owners and More Than Great was on his way to Brisbane this time last year when he put his foot through a fence in his paddock,” Dodson said.
“He had an operation which required a skin graft and he was left with me to recuperate.
“I’ve since been giving him plenty of beach work and he’s thrived so the owners decided to keep the horse with me.”
The great stallion prospect will make his comeback appearance in Scone this weekend and will then head north to Brisbane.
“It took a while for the leg to come right but all going well, he will start at Scone and then push on to Brisbane.
“I haven’t given him as much work as I would have liked due to the huge amount of rain we’ve had up here.”
More Than Great has demonstrated that he has not lost his ability, convincingly winning two recent barrier trials.
“So I trialled him at Coffs Harbour last month and then again last week down at Muswellbrook and he won both trials,” Dodson said.
“He is a top stallion prospect so if he can win at Scone and then take out something decent in Brisbane, his value will be significantly enhanced.”