Daniel Moor will make his riding return at Ladbrokes Park on Wednesday after arriving home from Hong Kong on Sunday.
The 37YO spent the past two months riding in Hong Kong, but the Gr.1-winning jockey said newly introduced lockdowns and being away from family made the decision easy to come back.
The (Hong Kong Jockey) Club was amazing, I can't think of anywhere else in the world where I have had the treatment that they gave and afforded us," Moor explained.
"The facilities were amazing, the local trainers were very supportive and it was a good experience.
"Just the lockdowns were something that bore heavily on me mentally.
"I wasn't able to bring the family over and if I am unable to be around them, work isn't that important."
Moor rode two winners and six placegetters in his short stay but said he enjoyed the challenge Hong Kong racing offers.
The challenges of securing rides away from Zac Purton and Joao Moreira were interesting and something to step outside your comfort zone.
"I just decided being locked up after dealing with various lockdowns in Singapore and Australia that it wasn't for me.
"What happened was that the Club had to put in protocols to keep racing going similar to what we did in Australia.
"So we were placed in a racing bubble where our movement was restricted to continue racing.
"As cases exploded to around 50,000 or 60,000 cases a day, they were painted into a corner locking us down.