Stakes winner Two Notch Road returns to the races Sunday at Monmouth Park.


The six-year-old gelding owned by James Hackman and Glenn Thompson, returned to the races after a two and a-half year layoff, placing fifth in his previous start, the Grade 3 Red Bank Mile at Monmouth Park on May 18.


The Virginia-bred is conditioned by Thompson, and trained this winter over the Aiken Training Track. Two Notch Road drew the extreme outside post, and will break from the 10 hole, in the 1 1/8-mile turf race, the $200,000, Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes.


Jockey Shannon Uske gets the return call on the dark bay gelding, who is going postward for the 13th time, and will be making his ninth start at the Oceanport, N.J. racetrack.


A winner at ages two and three, Two Notch Road didn’t race as a four or five-year-old, returning to the track at age six, with his last start coming during his sophomore campaign, the Grade 1 Jamaica Handicap on Oct. 9, 2010 at Belmont Park. Two Notch Road broke his maiden, winning the Continental Mile, during his juvenile campaign.


Two Notch Road has three wins, and has placed third once, earning $227,135.