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Championship chasing Bowen back in action at Huntingdon

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Sean Bowen will be back in action at Huntingdon on Thursday.

Jockey : SEAN BOWEN.
Jockey : SEAN BOWEN. Picture: Mike Egerton - PA

The championship title leader has seen his position at the top cut to just five on Tuesday by Paul Nicholls' stable jockey Harry Cobden, who rode four winners for his boss at Musselburgh on Sunday.

Bowen, who hasn't been seen in the saddle on a racecourse since falling on Farren Glory in the Grade 1 Tolworth Novices' Hurdle at Aintree on Boxing Day, will return to action on board the Olly Murphy-trained Roccovango in the Mulberry Developments Novices' Handicap Hurdle at Huntingdon on Thursday.

Murphy commented: "It was great to jock Sean back up on a horse this morning,"

"He's riding out tomorrow, his rehab has gone well, and he told me he was on the Equicizer yesterday, did some exercises and all was good.

"We're looking forward to having him back. He's a huge part of our team and is someone all the young lads look up to as well.

"He's a big part of the furniture at Warren Chase and we'll be doing all we can to get back behind him, along with many other people, to make him champion jockey.

"He was flying up to Christmas, he'd been riding extremely well all year but unfortunately the life of a jump jockey means injuries are a part of it and he had a bad fall at Aintree on Boxing Day and missed six weeks.

"Harry Cobden has clawed back a lot of his lead; he is riding extremely well as well and he's ultra-talented. We wish the two of them the best of luck, but obviously, our loyalty is to Sean.

"It will be good for jump racing if the two of them stay injury-free until the end of the season and have a good tussle."

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