CHAMPION: Hugh Bowman rides Winx during the Cox Plate.
CHAMPION: Hugh Bowman rides Winx during the Cox Plate. JULIAN SMITH

Bowman is headed to Coffs for the Cup

LEADING Group 1 jockey Hugh Bowman will be riding in Coffs Harbour on Cup day.

Bowman has signed up for a mount on Warwick Farm-trained galloper Pelethronius in Thursday's $80,000 Carlton Draught Coffs Harbour Cup (1600m).

"I am extremely happy for Hugh to be riding my horse; he has an excellent chance of winning," trainer David Pfieffer told Racing NSW.

Pelethronius started favourite in last year's Cup but after giving away a long start, found it beyond him finishing sixth to Darci's Affair carrying the steadier of 61.5kg.

 

Pelethronius surges to victory at Royal Randwick.
Pelethronius surges to victory at Royal Randwick. Steve Hart

Previously, the five-year-old had won four successive races at Kembla Grange, Warwick Farm and Royal Randwick (twice).

The gelding has had a couple of runs in town since a two-month break and according to his trainer, will be cherry ripe for Thursday's Cup.

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