Hugh Bowman to miss Cox Plate after being suspended for careless riding in Caulfield Guineas

Star jockey Hugh Bowman is set to miss the Cox Plate due to suspension with highly-rated import Sir Dragonet to need a new rider.

Bowman, who chose to ride in Melbourne over the spring carnival, was suspended for 10 meetings for causing interference in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas.

Bowman, who famously won four Cox Plates in a row on Winx, had decided to start his suspension after he partners Aidan O’Brien galloper Anthony Van Dyck in next Saturday’s Caulfield Cup.

Anthony Van Dyck is the $5 favourite for the Caulfield Cup.

It means Cox Plate fancy Sir Dragonet, who will race for Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace this spring, will need a new rider.

Sir Dragonet has performed well in Europe this year, most recently finishing second in a 2000m Group 1 behind star mare Magical.

Sir Dragonet is rated a $9 chance in the Cox Plate, on the fourth line of betting with TAB.

Hugh Bowman was suspended for his ride behind Ole Kirk in the Caulfield Guineas.Source:Getty Images


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Originally published asBowman suspended, ramifications for Cox Plate

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