Bowman Locks Rides On Jameka And Teaspoon
Hugh Bowman will bypass the Coolmore Classic meeting at Rosehill on Saturday to ride Jameka in the $1 million Australian Cup at Flemington.
Bowman will be riding Jameka for the first time with a view to partnering the Caulfield Cup winner in the $1.5 million BMW (2400m) at Rosehill on March 25.
Bowman takes over as Jameka’s rider from Luke Nolen, who has ridden the mare in her two Melbourne starts since she resumed last month after he was called on to replace the injured Nicholas Hall.
Jameka resumed with an impressive fourth in the CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield but connections were less than happy with Nolen’s ride on the mare at her latest start when fourth in the Peter Young Stakes (1800m).
Hall, who rode Jameka in the spring, remains sidelined due to a hip injury.
b>Brenton Avdulla has been booked to ride Chris Waller’s outstanding filly Omei Sword in the $600,000 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill where she will be carrying a weight too light for Bowman..
Omei Sword made a belated start to her campaign when a fast closing second for Bowman in the Surround Stakes behind New Zealand filly La Bella Diosa.
Hugh Bowman has also taken the Golden Slipper Stakes ride on the Michael Freedman-trained Teaspoon after riding the fily at her last two starts.
Teaspoon won the Widden Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill before she suffered her first loss in three starts when third on a heavy track in the G2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on February 25.
She will not start again before the $3.5 million Golden Slipper at Rosehill on Saturday week.
In other weekend engagements Kerrin McEvoy will be reunited with dual G1 winner Global Glamour in Saturday’s $600,000 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill.
McEvoy rode Global Glamour to the second of her two G1 victories in last October’s Thousand Guineas at Caulfield.
She has since been ridden by Tye Angland, Tim Clark and Josh Parr in her four subsequent starts.
Parr has ridden Global Glamour in her last two starts at Randwick for a win in the G2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) and a third in the G2 Surround Stakes (1400m) on February 25.
Parr has picked up the Coolmore Classic ride on the in-form mare In Her Time .
In a change of plans La Bella Diosa will also start in the Coolmore Classic after a co-trainers Matt and Mandy Brown decided not to start the filly in Friday’s $300,000 Kembla Grange Classic (1600m).
La Bella Diosa will be ridden by Jay Ford replacing her suspended Surround Stakes jockey Jason Collett.
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