On the cusp of winning his second Sydney jockeys’ premiership, Hugh Bowman will be striving to finish his season on a profitable note when he heads to Rosehill for 6 rides.
Bowman will consider a short holiday following Saturday to recharge his batteries ahead of the new term which begins on August one.
He will leave safe in the expertise he has the premiership wrapped-up. He holds an 18-1/two win lead over defending champion Nash Rawiller with 4 meetings of the season remaining.
It will be the second time Bowman has taken champion jockey honours following claiming the title in 2008-09 and it truly is a proud achievement.
“My word, it implies a lot,” Bowman said.
“It really is difficult to win. It is a room complete of planet-class jockeys.
“The issue about the premiership is it exhibits consistency by way of the year and for me personally, it is really critical to give every horse I ride each and every likelihood to win.”
Bowman prices his Victoria Derby victory aboard Sangster as the high point of his stellar season.
Not far behind has been his association with top Man Walter-skilled filly Streama who he guided to Group 1 wins in the Flight Stakes and Australian Oaks.
“The Derby is a single of the principal races of the carnival. Down there on the massive stage and to back up from Lion Tamer’s Victoria Derby win and make it two in a row was a highlight,” Bowman stated.
“Also, certainly my association with Streama. Man Walter trains her and he’s been an integral portion of my profession.”
Bowman will link with Walter on Saturday when he partners last start off winner Dehere Hunter in the final race.
In an open marketplace, Dehere Hunter is the $ five.50 favourite to post his fifth win from 14 begins.
Bowman also has 4 rides for major trainer Chris Waller which includes the progressive Grand Enterprise in the Woolworths Handicap (1200m) and Stout Hearted in the Myer Handicap (1500m).
By Dynaformer, the identical sire as 2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain, Stout Hearted had seven starts in England ahead of joining Waller’s team.
He had a two-start off planning in the autumn, which includes a 3rd over 1900m at Canterbury with Bowman aboard.
He returned in excellent trend to score 1st-up above 1400m at Rosehill final begin for Nathan Berry and Bowman is hoping he can reproduce that hard work on the weekend.
“He’s a wonderful horse, a single of the nicest imports Chris has brought more than,” Bowman stated.
“You saw what he did first-up. He’s more a staying kind so regardless of whether he can do that once again second-up we will wait and see.”
Punters assume he can with Stout Hearted the $ 4.40 favourite.