Tarrant returns after being stood down

Queensland jockey Luke Tarrant has seven rides at two meetings as he returns after being stood down by stewards two months ago.

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Jockey Luke Tarrant has seven rides at the Sunshine Coast and Eagle Farm as he returns to riding after been stood down two months ago.

Queensland stewards stood Tarrant down for an indefinite period after he faced a criminal court on drug charges in August.

He has been cleared to return this week under a strict set of conditions.

He has four rides at the Sunshine Coast on Friday night and three at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

One of his Eagle Farm rides is rising staying star Fighting Teo who is resuming after a last start third in the Ipswich Cup in June.

Trainer Kevin Kemp said Fighting Teo would have a relatively light summer carnival before coming back for the winter.

"There is a nice build-up in race distances for him in coming weeks," Kemp said.

"I think he might make a horse for the Queensland Cup or Sunshine Cup next year."


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