Leading Victorian jockey Glen Boss will return to racing at Caulfield this Saturday after missing the last month due to a minor knee surgery.
Boss said that the nagging knee injury had been affecting him for several months and is glad he had the operation to rectify the problem.
“The issue with my knee was actually getting worse and worse by the month; it’s actually an injury that I think a lot of jockeys have because we load up a lot of pressure on our knees,” Boss told Racing Victoria.
“They took a lot more cartilage out then they wanted to but the actual joint itself is in really good condition and it had progressed really quickly.
“The actual injury has now been rectified it’s just now a matter of getting the swelling around the knee to settle down and it should be better than ever.”
Despite missing the last month of the season, Boss still holds a clear lead in the Victorian metropolitan jockey’s premiership and said he is delighted with his results this season that included three Group 1 wins on Cox Plate champion Ocean Park.
“It’s great, particularly as I’ve ridden a lot of winners for a lot of people without the support of any one of the bigger stables,” the leading jockey said.
Boss has a strong book of rides this Saturday and will contest seven out of the eight races on the card.
He nominated promising two-year-old Miss Steele in the Procal Dairies Handicap (1000m) as his best winning chance and will also partner veteran sprinter Stanzout in the Listed John Monash Stakes (1100m) and the lightly raced Vintage Lad in the Richmond F.C Member Handicap (1400m).
Although the 2012/2013 season is not yet in the books, Boss already has his eye on the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and a possible fourth Melbourne Cup victory with exciting stayer Puissance De Lune.
“He’s still got to come back from an injury as well, but Puissance De Lune is obviously the main horse that I’m looking forward to getting back on heading towards the spring.”