By Travis Noonan - Racing.com
Daniel Bowman had a day he won't forget quickly on Saturday, preparing Magnapal and Working From Home to win at Caulfield. Both horses started above double figures at $26 and $11 respectively giving even more credit to the performance of the Warrnambool-based trainer.
This year has been a ripper so far for the stable with eight winners from 42 starters with winning strike rate of 19 per cent in Victoria. When put into perspective that statistic is quite remarkable considering the likes of Darren Weir, Chris Waller and the Lindsay Park team all sit below 16 per cent so far. His recent success is no surprise given the upward incline the team has had year on year on the amount of winners with 2015 (15), 2016 (18) and 2017 (20). With more horses and increasing profile expect to see a lot more of Bowman in town.
Magnapal (above) and Working From Home provided the stable with a day we will remember for a very long time at Caulfield.
Magnapal won the Open 2000m Handicap, whilst Working From Home won the last race of the day, the Open Fillies & Mares 1100m Handicap.
Both horses will now head to the illustrious Warrnambool Carnival. Magnapal the Warrnambool Cup and Working From Home the Wangoom Handicap.
Not only was it a memorable day for the stable, but also Daniel Moor, who rode all four legs of the quaddie.
Congratulations Daniel and all the best for your stint in Singapore.
Exciting mare Working From Home earned a possible start in the feature Wangoom Handicap at Warrnambool during the May Racing Carnival with an impressive victory at Moonee Valley.
Having taken plenty of benefit out of her first up run at Flemington, the daughter of Time Thief was taken straight to the front by jockey Linda Meech and from there never gave her rivals a chance racing away to win comfortably by more than a length.
Trainer Daniel Bowman said the lightly-raced four-year-old, who was now won three of her six starts, would have her next start at Caulfield on April 14.
“She’s a really progressive mare and if she can win in Saturday class at Caulfield then she’ll deserve a chance at Stakes level,” Bowman said.
“She’s only had six starts and she’s yet to race anything fast enough that she’s had the chance to take a sit but I think she’s far from one dimensional.”
Working From Home is one of a number of lightly-raced, progressive gallopers in the stable another of which is the son of Melbourne Cup runner-up She’s Archie, Manhattan Arch.
Despite being beaten a nose by talented older galloper Jesta Dreama at Ballarat in his latest start, Bowman said he was far from disappointed in his horse’s effort and said he would press on to the $300,000 VOBIS 3YO Sires over 1600m at Caulfield on April 21.
“He’s still learning his craft and isn’t quite sure how to put a race away at this stage of his career,” he said.
“There was a significant gap back to third in the race and some pretty handy horses behind him.
“He’s going to only improve with more racing and maturity and his breeding suggests he has the scope to get over further in time.”
Working From Home and Manhattan Arch’s performances added to a terrific run of form for Daniel Bowman Racing in 2017 and the future for both horses and the rest of the emerging stable looks very bright.
As part of his focus on maximising returns to owners and ensuring the most enjoyable racing experience possible, Daniel has recently purchased four outstanding yearlings at the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.
Limited shares remain available in the four horses which will be on show at the Daniel Bowman Racing Yearling Open Day, which will be held from 11am at the Bellarine Peninsula Agistment Park (252 Coatsworth Rd, Portarlington).
Whether you are interested in purchasing a share in one of the yearlings, have an interest in potentially becoming an owner in the future or simply want to come down and have a look, all are welcome and lunch will be provided.
To RSVP your attendance contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0400 533 139.