It’s only taken a couple of weeks for jockey Ric McMahon to get back on the metro winners list after returning from suspension.
McMahon was put on the sidelines for three months after testing positive for a second time with traces of the appetite suppressant Phentermine found in his system.
He made his return last month and his win at Eagle Farm is the first step on a long road back to the top of the Queensland rankings.
His win came aboard Mr Tweed which was having his first run for local trainer Brian Smith, the same trainer McMahon was working for when he won three Brisbane apprentice championships.
Her has said his goal is to once again be among the top jockeys in Brisbane and his weight issues are something he wishes to put behind him.
“I’ve had a couple of winners at the provincials but I was back riding for only 10 days when I copped a careless riding suspension,” McMahon said.
“I only started riding again a fortnight ago and this is my first winner back in town.”
McMahon was a sensation as an apprentice winning three straight championships from 2006 before spending two years as a senior and then spending three-months riding in Singapore.