GROUP one-winning Warrnambool trainer Daniel Bowman is confident his boom galloper Begood Toya Mother can make a successful return to racing after the six-year-old put in three indifferent runs in January, February and March.
Begood Toya Mother resumes for Bowman in the Regal Roller Stakes at Caulfield on August 15, a race he won last year before winning the group one Rupert Clarke Stakes at the same track in September.
Bowman decided to spell the galloper following unplaced runs in feature group races the Orr Stakes, Australian Stakes and the Canterbury Stakes.
"Begood Toya Mother just never came up in his last campaign," Bowman told The Standard.
"We decided to spell him after his Canterbury Stakes failure. I'm just hoping his campaign earlier this year was just a blip on the radar. Begood Toya Mother trialled at Warrnambool last Wednesday and he went very well.
"I must admit I was surprised how forward he was for the trial. He'll have a gallop between races over 1000 metres at Warrnambool on Thursday and then he'll have another gallop at Casterton before he runs in the Regal Roller and then we hope to have another crack at the Rupert Clarke.
"We'll have a clearer idea how he's going after his Regal Roller run."
Among Begood Toya Mother's owners are many Warrnambool residents, who have small shares in the lightly-raced son of Myboycharlie. "There's always plenty of interest about Begood Toya Mother," Bowman said.
"He's got a local cult following, whether it be a person in the petrol station to someone in the supermarket, they are always asking how Begood Toya Mother is going."