04/02/2012 4:58PM

Aqueduct: Dominguez taking it slow with comeback

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Jockey Ramon Dominguez plans to ride just two days a week for the next two weeks.

Jockey Ramon Dominguez will take his comeback from a separated collarbone conservatively, riding just two days a week for the next two weeks before attempting to return to a full-time schedule on April 18.

On Monday, Dominguez got clearance from his doctors to resume riding Friday. He is named on two horses at Aqueduct. He will ride Alpha in Saturday’s $1 million Wood Memorial and participate in a few other races. He will then ride Havre de Grace in the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn on April 13 and Hansen in the Blue Grass at Keeneland on April 14.

“The doctor was happy with the progress I have made, and the tests looked great, but he feels that we should take a conservative approach for now,” Dominguez told the New York Racing Association publicity department Monday.

Dominguez, the reigning two-time Eclipse Award-winning rider, was injured in a spill at Aqueduct on March 18.