Showpin and rider Samantha Wynne beat Our Teddy Boy and Chris Johnson in the Publican’s Cup at Wingatui. Photo: Jonny Turner.

Southern jockey Samantha Wynne has quickly returned to the winners’ circle, guiding Diorissimo to victory at Riccarton on Saturday and following it up with Showpin in today’s $25,000 Publican’s Cup at Wingatui.

The Irish-born rider had spent months on the sidelines after injuring her knee at Wingatui last May and undergoing surgery on her anterior cruciate ligament.

Wynne, who resumed riding earlier this month, was ecstatic to get off the mark and said she had missed riding on race day.

“You don’t know how much it means to you until it’s half taken away,” she said. “It was brilliant being back in the winners’ enclosure and hopefully there are many more to come.”

Wynne has enjoyed being back in the saddle and was delighted with all the support she has received.

“I have had some great support and I won’t forget the people who have been there for me throughout,” she said. “I have had some very loyal people and I am very grateful for the support I have been getting. Hopefully I can repay them by riding lots of winners.”