Champion jockey Hugh Bowman is weighing up whether or not he’ll enchantment his Caulfield Guineas suspension in a bid to journey Sir Dragonet within the Cox Plate.
It comes as Victorian jockeys line as much as safe the journey on the $10 Cox Plate probability with Sportsbet if Bowman is unsuccessful, or doesn’t enchantment.
Racing.com understands Bowman wasn’t initially going to enchantment the ban, however has been weighing up his choices since.
Bowman was outed for 10 conferences for inflicting interference aboard King’s Legacy close to the 1400-metre mark of the Caulfield Guineas.
He opted to start out his suspension after subsequent Saturday’s Caulfield Cup assembly, the place he takes the mount on English Derby winner and Cup topweight Anthony Van Dyck.
Whether or not his appeals or not will centre round whether or not he believes he can get the mid-range careless using cost downgraded to low-range and what number of days that might shave off his preliminary suspension. Bowman has till Monday to enchantment.
Sir Dragonet’s outstanding proprietor Ozzie Kheir has chatted with Bowman and the horse’s trainers Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace and a choice on who takes the journey within the Cox Plate is prone to be made on Tuesday.
Sir Dragonet has been runner-up in all 4 runs in England and Eire this yr, the newest of these in a 2000-metre Group 1 behind star mare Magical.
The previous Aidan O’Brien-trained galloper is at present in quarantine on the Werribee Worldwide Horse Centre and is because of go to his new stables on the yard of Maher and Eustace subsequent Saturday morning.
Studies from Werribee counsel the horse has settled in nicely to his new surroundings, with James Winks using the horse in quarantine every single day since he arrived.
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