MULTIPLE Group One winning veteran Glenferrie Typhoon made a triumphant comeback at Club Menangle tonight.
Suffering an atrial fibrillation when unplaced at the same venue last February, Glenferrie Typhoon was stood down for 28 days.
The squaregaiter was also required to pass an electrocardiogram and complete two successful trials.
Choosing to give the 10-year-old a longer break, trainer Roy Roots junior was thrilled with Glenferrie Typhoon’s “satisfying” win.
“It’s good to have him back,” Roots said. “He had a heart issue during the last start we gave him so he had to be given a break.
“A nice long spell seems to have helped him get on top of the issue and he’s feeling pretty good.
“His owner Robert Stephenson loves this horse and is so patient with him, so it was very satisfying to see him come back with a win for Robert.”
Driven by Tim Ison, Glenferrie Typhoon was sent forward from barrier 10 to work to the lead as early front runner Hotjane Bling was eased to take a trail.
Proving too slick during the latter stages the son of Majestic Son scored by four-and-a-half metres from Major Thomas, with Hotjane Bling a head away third.
Covering the mile in 1:56.5, Glenferrie Typhoon took his record to 35 wins and 14 placings from 76 starts for earnings of $556,269.
“I’m very happy with him,” Roots said. “After a couple of nice trials he was ready to run a big race first-up.
“I will find a similar race for him next and see how he goes, but he should be able to pick up a few more of the races like tonight.
“I’ll stick to mobile races as stands seem to frustrate him a bit so will steer clear of them.”