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Sean Bowen Blog – Summer Jumping & Madness

Sean Bowen Blog – Summer Jumping & Madness

It has been somewhat a slow start to the new season but that is expected this time of year as the racing isn’t quite as competitive as the winter months. However, I kicked the season off with a winner in Ludlow 10 days or so ago with Cubao who won the bumper for trainer Rebecca Curtis, he is a well-bred 5 year old by Fame and Glory and what was more promising was that it was his first time on the track which shows he is a nice horse, most horses take a couple of runs to get the hang on things but we managed to win by a couple of lengths and he looks to have a nice future.

On Friday, Minella Daddy won a 3mile handicap chase in Aintree for Dad and his owners Roddy Owen & Paul Fullagar. Saturday I had a double in Bangor-On-Dee, Ruthless Article won a maiden hurdle for Rebecca Curtis whose horses are in great form at the moment and the winning streak continued into the next day where we had a winner in Stratford with Full Time Party. The second part of my double on Saturday came from Martha Brae for Warren Greatrex who won the second division of the mare’s bumper.

Tomorrow I am heading to Warwick, I am riding Mcgroarty for Dr Newland in a class 2 handicap chase over 2 miles, I have ridden this horse before so I know him relatively well and he looks to have a good chance. I am then jumping in the car and heading to Southwell for their evening meeting, it should take me around an hour and a half if the traffic is kind. There I have two rides, Reckless Behaviour for Caroline Bailey and Steel Helmet for Harriet Bethell.

On Saturday I am hopefully in Ffos Las where Madness will be playing live after racing, Dad has a fair few entries so hopefully I’ll have something to ride from his yard. It is fair to say I’m probably younger than the average age of Madness fans but they’re music is good and I’m sure they will perform a fantastic show, the girls in the office inform me there are still a couple of tickets left which can be bought either through the website or over the phone.

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