After the spectacular fall last weekend, the champion Hugh Bowman could be back in the saddle next weekend. Bowman fell at Royal Randwick last Saturday and spent a night at the hospital. He was tossed off Performer who was a top contender in the Todman Stakes. He was released from the hospital and was recuperating from his home.
Bowman needs NSW clearance before he could be allowed to take part in the Golden Slipper carnival to be held At Rosehill on 17th March 2018. According to Trainer Chris Waller, Bowman’s fall showed the dangers jockey are exposed to when they are legged into the saddle. It demonstrated the pressure the jockey is under when saddling. However, he said that Bowman was lucky to have escaped unscathed and will likely ride Performer in the fourth coming Golden Slipper. Meanwhile, NSW stewards have ordered for Performer trial before the Golden Slipper meeting.
Elsewhere, the Royal Randwick meeting became quite sensational after Kementary and Redzel performed superbly well. The brilliant racing saw the race records smashed despite the controversy and incident. Despite this, there were only 7509 people at the race track. There are many reasons that could be used to explain this. On top of the list is the fact that punters can get their results at the local club or pub and so they don’t see the reason for being on the track. However, John Messara one of the local breeder wondered why this was the case given that one cannot get a substitute of the excitement and the drama that is always on the track at home.
In the race, Kementary demonstrated that he was good by winning the Group One Randwick Guineas by unleashing his power in the last 400 m. He showed that he was capable of accelerating towards the end, a thing that was a reserve of elite horses. He beat other quality three-year-olds such as Ace high and Trapeze Artist. The colt excited the fans who said that it would be a big clash if he will take part in Group One George Ryder Stakes against Winx. However, it is important to note that the trainer James Cummings has not made up his mind concerning Kementari’s race program even though he said that he was still considering Doncaster Mile and George Ryder for the Royal Randwick to be held on April 7th. He said that he would release the list once the Goldphin team discusses the matter.