Since her return at the start of the year, she’s been steadily improving her strike rate.
She rode a winner and a second at Townsville yesterday from her only two rides and on Saturday ran second in the Mount Isa Cup aboard the Morris-trained Just A Touch.
Carrying 62kgs, it was always going to be a tough ask for last year’s Birdsville Cup winner, but Morrison gave him every chance.
“It was a good, tough race,” the jockey said.
“I’ve won a couple of races on him and he’s probably a favourite of mine but the weight was a bit much for him on Saturday.”
Morris, who has been one of the leading trainers in Mount Isa for the last three or four years, is pleased with Morrison’s progress.
“She’s going really well, even though we only have a small team in work at the moment,” he said.
Morris and Morrison have known each other for years.
“The first time I rode for Jay was when EI (equine influenza) was on and there was a TAB meeting at Mount Isa,” the jockey said.
“I rode a couple of winners for him and we hit it off then and have been mates ever since.”
Asked about the standard of racing in Mount Isa, Morrison admitted it was surprising.
“It’s not the best, that’s for sure, but it’s not as bad as many would think,” she said.
“Before I had my fall I probably would have thought I was too good to come out here – I was a bit arrogant – but since I had my fall it doesn’t matter where I’m riding.”
With just a few months left in “The Isa”, also known as the rodeo capital of Australia, Morrison hopes to continue to fine tune her skills before heading back to Toowoomba.
Once a top-10 finisher in the Brisbane jockeys’ premiership, which included a win in Group 3 Wyndham Estate Stakes aboard Proudly Agro, Morrison is happy to avoid the city scene when she returns to the south-east.
“One of my aims is to win a Toowoomba premiership,” Morrison said.
“If I happen to ride a city-class horse then I’ll go to Brisbane to ride it but I’m focussing on smaller goals at the moment.
"To be honest I’m so glad just to be riding, every winner feels like a city winner at the moment.”