Daniel Bowman praises Magnapal ahead of Moonee Valley race

Daniel Bowman watches his horses train at Warrnambool. Picture: Morgan Hancock
Daniel Bowman watches his horses train at Warrnambool. Picture: Morgan Hancock

WARRNAMBOOL trainer Daniel Bowman wishes he had a stable full of horses like his hardy galloper Magnapal.

Bowman hopes Magnapal can notch up his third metropolitan win within a year for the young trainer when he runs in a $120,000 race at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

“Magnapal is just so tough,” he said. “I’ve only had him for a year and given him eleven runs but I’ve won two city races and had a couple of placings with him. One win was at Moonee Valley and the other at Caulfield.

He’s a rising nine-year-old and has a bit of wear and tear but still puts in a 100%. I wish I had a stable of horses like him. He’s got a good record around the Valley and over the distance. I’m expecting him to finish in the top few going on his past efforts.”

Symon Wilde has Inn Keeper going for his fifth consecutive win in this campaign in a $100,000 race on the nine event Valley program while Ciaron Maher has numerous runners including stable favourite Akavoroun.

Camperdown hobby trainer Gary Tobias saddles up the last start Swan Hill winners Locktoba Rocks in a $120,000 three-year-old fillies race.

Darren Weir’s Warrnambool satellite stable will be represented by Tradesman and Lucky Hussler in two of the feature races at Ipswich.