Daniel Bowman snags first city double at Melbourne race meet

Daniel Bowman
Daniel Bowman

DANIEL Bowman won his first Melbourne double when Magnapal and Working From Home were successful at Caulfield on Saturday.

The young trainer is hoping both horses may win feature races at next month’s Warrnambool May Racing Carnival.

Warrnambool-born jockey Daniel Moor rode Magnapal and Working From Home to victory, as part of his career best four winners on one day.

Bowman, who has set Magnapal for the $200,000 Warrnambool Cup on May 3 and Working From Home at the $150,000 Wangoom Handicap on May 2, told The Standard Moor’s achievement was remarkable.

“You don’t get any better then riding four winners, especially when they are the legs of the quadrella,” Bowman said.

“Full credit to Daniel. He’s a hard worker and a great bloke and deserves the wins. He’ll be offered the rides on Magnapal and Working From Home at the Warrnambool Carnival. I just hope he can ride them before he heads to Singapore for six months.”

Bowman parted with $120,000 to buy Magnapal’s full sister – a yearling at sales in Melbourne last month – and feels justified with the purchase.

“The phone started ringing as soon as Magnapal won with people asking if there are any shares left in the yearling,” he said.

“It looks like all the shares are gone. Magnapal has been a great bread and butter horse for his connections. He’s won more than $500,000 in stakemoney. He appreciates a bit of give in the track. We’ve always had a good opinion of Working From Home. She’ll be entered for the Wangoom and then we’ll look at the Proud Miss in Adelaide.”

Meanwhile, Darren Weir’s Warrnambool foreman Jarrod McLean was happy with the performances of Gailo Chop and Humidor to run second and fourth behind the super mare Winx.