Bowen leaning towards Mu Mu Land
Veteran Goldfields trainer Gary Bowen will saddle up three gallopers tomorrow at the KBRC’s Mayoral Cup Meeting.
Bowen has two of his chances engaged in the Boulder Parts & Towing Handicap over the 1100m.
Last start winner Longschamp and speedy type Mu Mu Land, are both horses who can race on speed and look to be suited by a nine metre rail position.
Bowen believes Mu Mu Land is the better chance of the two with the five year old drawing the inside barrier for her assignment.
“Mu Mu (Land) has a better chance from the barrier, with the rail out as far as it is it looks hard for Longschamp from the gate” Bowen said.
The lightly raced Mu Mu Land looks the likely pacemaker in the event and will be aided by the claim of current KBRC leading apprentice Sarah Bonner.
The daughter of the US born sire Kheleyf is well performed over the 1100m, with the mare having six starts over the distance for a win and three minor places.
“She is a progressive type and any race 1100m or under she will be competitive in”
“If it was 1000m she would bolt in”
Mu Mu Land broke maiden status at her first start this preparation, and has subsequently had an inconsistent bout of form which included running into the likes of Jingtang, Master Winks and progressive type Grand Reward.
The chestnut ran a promising third last start when trying to the lead throughout, with stablemate Longschamp winning the event.
Longschamp has been mighty consistent of late filling a place at three of his past five starts.
His last start victory saw him settle just behind the lead, going on to win under the care of rising apprentice Fiona Bell.
Bell will have to produce some effective riding early in the race tomorrow, with only a short distance before the field works on to the Charles Street side of the course.
“Fiona will have to work forward early on, I see him sitting outside Mu Mu and the two leading in the event”
“They’ll both be on speed and I think they’re both a chance, but I lean to Mu Mu (Land) because of the gate”
Bowen’s remaining chance is Medici Vase, who will line up in the KCGM Social Club Maiden over 1400m.
The three year old has shown glimpses of promise, but has been well beaten at his past two starts in similar company.
“It’s too short for him but he’s a good each way chance”
Racing gets underway at 12:45 with free entry for the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder Mayoral Cup meeting.