Bowman Cleared to Ride

Jockey Hugh Bowman, regular reinsman for Winx (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}), has been cleared to return to the saddle following a fall on Mar. 10. He will rejoin Winx, as that champion goes for her 24th-consecutive score and 17th-Group 1 win in the Mar. 24 G1 George Rider S. Bowman sustained a concussion after falling from Mar. 24 G1 Golden Slipper S. hopeful Performer (Aus) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) and was stood down. The Australian will most likely be race riding on Thursday and will be aboard several horses for trackwork on Tuesday morning.

“I don’t feel I could have ridden last weekend, but having had a good week’s rest, I’m feeling much better,” Bowman told Racing NSW on Monday. “You’ve only got one head, don’t you? The brain’s an important part and I had a significant concussion.”

In addition to Winx, Bowman will be aboard Performer once again in the Golden Slipper, also on Rosehill’s Saturday card, as well as D’Argento (Aus) (So You Think {NZ}) in the G1 Rosehill Guineas, Le Romain (Aus) (Hard Spun) in the G1 The Galaxy and Prized Icon (Aus) (More Than Ready) in the G1 Ranvet S.

“I am looking forward to it, believe it or not,” said Bowman. “It seems to be a freak thing. He’s obviously reacted to something, but he’s trialled well since, so we will get on with it.”