The five-year-old bled in his last start at Randwick in October, and was forced out of racing for a mandatory three months.

But his return could not have been any more impressive, posting a superb time of 56.60 seconds to win the Wagga Scamper (1000m) on Wednesday.

Blitzar ($4) had never won first up and didn’t have a trial, but Heywood was still confident he could fire a warning shot before the Country Championships at Wagga on February 19.

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