Bowman adopts new perspective on Hartnell

BowmanadoptsnewperspectiveonHartnell

April18,20184:58pm。

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Hartnell(left)willhavetheservicesofleadingjockeyHughBowmanforthefirsttimeatRandwick。

HughBowmanplayedapivotalroleintormentingHartnellwhenaboardchampionmareWinx,andnowthegeldingfinallygetstobenefitfromtheworldstopratedjockeysexpertise。

BowmanfirstgainedafreshperspectiveonGodolphins40-raceveteraninabarriertrialearlierthismonthandraceshimforthefirsttimeinSaturdaysGroupOneAllAgedStakes(1400m)atRandwick。

HartnelllastracedagainstWinxinlastyearsGroupOneQueenElizabethStakes(2000m)。

HehasracedexclusivelyinMelbournesinceJamesCummingssucceededJohnOSheaasGodolphinsheadtrainerinAustralia,andhelinesupinSydneyasWinxenjoysaspellbeforeacrackatafourthCoxPlateinthespring。

Bowman,whorodeWinxtoher25thconsecutivevictoryand18thGroupOneinlastSaturdaysQueenElizabethStakesatRandwick,admittedhewasventuringintotheunknownwithoneofWinxsregularadversaries。

HerodeHartnellforthefirsttimeatWarwickFarmonApril9butsaidthe840mbarriertrialhardlyprovidedausefulinsight。

Itwastooshort。

Ididntgetmuchofafeelofhim,hesaid。

Ivegotmoreofanunderstandingofhimbywatchinghim,thanwhatIgotbyridinghim。

HartnellracesinSydneyforthefirsttimesincethe2017QueenElizabethStakes,wherehefinishedsecond,5-1/4lengthsadriftofWinx。

BowmansaidhealwayshadadmirationforHartnellwhenridingWinx。

IwouldntsayIwasallthatworriedabouthim,buthesoneIrespected,hesaid。

Hesaclasshorse。

Thisisnthisbesttripbuthesrunverywelloverthistripbefore。

Iexpecthimtomakehispresencefelt。

TrapezeArtistisobviouslythebenchmark,hesanexcellentyounghorseandthethree-year-oldsaredoingwellagainsttheolderhorseswithAlizeewinningtheCoolmoreLegacyattheweekend。

Hartnellwasa$9chancewiththeTABafterthe13-strongfieldwasfinalisedonWednesday。

TJSmithStakeswinnerTrapezeArtistledthemarketat$2。

20whileBraveSmash($8)wasthesecondelect。

CummingswasupbeataboutHartnellspotentialtomakeasuccessfulreturntoSydney。

Hesbackafterasix-weekbreakandlooksniceandfreshcomingintothisrace,hesaid。