Bowman Hopeful of 2015 Caulfield Guineas for Pride

July 30th, 2015

Leading hoop Hugh Bowman claimed a third Sydney Jockey’s Premiership earlier this week, and has revealed rising three-year-old Pride Of Dubai figures as the horse he is most excited to partner in the upcoming 2015 Spring Racing Carnival.

Hugh Bowman is exciting to partner Pride Of Dubai in races like the 2015 Caulfield Guineas this spring. Photo: Steve Hart

Hugh Bowman is exciting to partner Pride Of Dubai in races like the 2015 Caulfield Guineas this spring. Photo: Steve Hart

Pride Of Dubai is yet to finish outside the first three through a short but impressive four start career so far, but stamped himself as a serious stallion prospect when winning the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 28th and repeating the dose in the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) on Day 1 of The Championships.

Bowman was thrilled to have picked up the ride on the talented son of Street Cry for his most recent effort and is confident races like the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) and 2015 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) will figure as ideal targets for the colt.

“Pride Of Dubai, the Peter Snowden colt, won the Blue Diamond of course,” Bowman told Racing Ahead.

“He then came back to Sydney and won the Sires’ Produce.

“I think he’s an outstanding colt and I always felt even from early on he’d make a really nice three-year-old and the fact that he’s able to achieve what he did as a two-year-old I think is a testament to his raw ability.

“I think if he can get him to a mile, the Golden Rose and Caulfield Guineas, you could see a special horse this year.”

Taking out a talent-rich Sydney barrier trial prior to his competitive debut in late December, Pride Of Dubai immediately stamped his claims as one to watch when finishing third behind Ottoman and Miss Idyllic in the TAB Place Multi Handicap (1100m) before returning to the paddock for a brief freshen-up.

Jumping from the gates well in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) in his only other start prior to his consecutive Group 1 wins, Pride Of Dubai settled mid-pack before launching big final straight assault for a close second behind Of The Brave.

Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best early 2015 Caulfield Guineas odds, for which Pride Of Dubai can be taken at a particularly generous quote of $6 for success!