Bowen confident Mu Mu Land hard to beat
Veteran trainer Gary Bowen is confident that last start winner Mu Mu Land can continue her good form today at the KBRC.
The five year old broke maiden status last time out when blitzing her rivals winning by a clear margin over the 1100m.
Bowen has the mare engaged in the Midland Brick Handicap where she will step up to the 1200m.
Bowen acknowledges that the five year old struggled to finish her races off last preparation however believes she has returned this year stronger and is confident she can perform well.
“She is bigger and stronger this year and she has a good spell in contrast to last year where I got her when she was already into her preparation” Bowen said.
“The 1200m is all that was available for her this week, however I believe she will get it as long as she is rated well in the run”
Mu Mu Land will be ridden by Natasha Faithfull who was aboard for the chestnut’s recent victory.
Bowen believes the barrier is in his favour and will be instructing Faithfull to lead in the event.
“From barrier two she can ping out of the gates for Tash and lead”
“Tash rode her beautifully last start and if she can ride her in a similar fashion she will be hard to beat”
Bowen also has last start runner up Longschamp in the same event however believes the wide draw will be a significant disadvantage.
“The barrier is against him but he is a very honest horse, he will run a good race and is an each way chance”
Seven year old Private Business will represent Bowen in the City Building Supplies Sprint over the 1200m.
The son of Key Business was unlucky last start when he was unable to obtain clear running for the entire length of the straight.
“He was incredibly unlucky last start and should have won”
Bowen believes the chestnut would have gone close to winning last start if luck had of been on his side.
“If he can get a clear run this week he will be hard to beat”
Private Business has been trained by Bowen since 2013 with this preparation his fourth under the Goldfields trainer.
The galloper has produced seven wins for Bowen, six of which Natasha Faithfull has been aboard.
Faithfull will be aboard once again today with the established jockey piloting the horse from barrier two.
Bowen expects his charge to be positioned closer to the speed with the advantageous draw.
“He can miss the jump however if things go to plan and he gets away well he will be in the box seat and will go close”
Bowen has all six of his horses engaged today with Arsenal Power and Battle of Evermore engaged in the James Hardie Handicap.