Mat Rue will drive Karloo Damajor first up at Dubbo

AFTER an impressive 2016-17 campaign, Karloo Damajor will make his return to racing on Wednesday night with Georges Plains driver Mat Rue in the gig.

BACK IN THE GIG: Mat Rue will steer Karloo Damajor first up at Dubbo on Wednesday night. The talented Barry Lew trained gelding is expected to feature.

BACK IN THE GIG: Mat Rue will steer Karloo Damajor first up at Dubbo on Wednesday night. The talented Barry Lew trained gelding is expected to feature.

Trained at Dubbo by Barry Lew, Karloo Damajor won seven of his 18 starts last season as well as notching up six placings.

Three of those wins came at Bathurst to finish his campaign, but on Wednesday the now five-year-old son of Art Major will line up in the West Dubbo IGA Pace (2,120 metres) at Dubbo.

From eight previous starts on his home track, Karloo Damajor has only once missed out on a placing, his most recent win there coming in July with Rue in the gig.

Rue has driven Karloo Damajor in all but six of his 31 career starts and has played an important role in helping him to an impressive 71 percent placing record.

On Wednesday as Karloo Damajor has his first start since August 30, he will go from barrier five in a small field of seven. He is likely to sit back with a trail.