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Lane rides winner on return to Aust racing

Damian Lane has taken no time to hit winning form in his return to Victorian racing, riding a winner at Pakenham with his first ride since a successful stint in Japan.

Lane rode 38 winners, including two Group One victories on the JRA circuit, during his two-month stay in Japan which ended in late June.

He took a break from riding ahead of the start of the new racing season in Australia which started on Thursday.

This year’s Golden Slipper-winning jockey, who hadn’t ridden in Australia since April, had two mounts at Pakenham.

He got on the board immediately on the John Price-trained Paperboy.

His second ride for the day, Sizzlesun, was unplaced.

Lane has four rides at The Valley on Saturday, Melbourne’s first city meeting of the 2019-20 season.

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