Ado McGuinness has mirrored on a really worthwhile weekend abroad, which noticed Bowerman win in Qatar and Saltonstall choose up some huge prize cash in Saudi Arabia.
The seven-year-old Bowerman overcame a large draw to win the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cup in Doha, beating the ex-Brian Meehan inmate Dominus in a race value over £80,000 to the winner.
McGuinness will now take a look at all the key races over a mile in Europe, with a Group Three win already within the locker.
“We were very happy. I thought he’d run a massive race and he did, but he had plenty against him. He had to do all the travelling and was drawn out wide on a tight track, so it’s great for everybody involved,” mentioned McGuinness.
“He’s lightly-raced. He’s not the simplest to coach, however he is nonetheless bettering. We felt he was the category horse within the race, so we needed to go and we received proved proper.
“We’ll get him house and freshen him up. He’s not a tender floor horse. We had been considering of getting him certified for All-Weather Finals Day, however it was one or the opposite.
“He’s a dude of a horse, a lovely horse to train and we’re lucky to have him.”
Bowerman might step as much as 10 furlongs, however McGuinness has Saltonstall – who was fourth behind Willie Mullins’ True Self in Saudi Arabia – for these races.
“We could think about the Tattersalls Gold Cup (for Bowerman), but I think a fast-run mile really suits. There’s a lot of money to be picked up pot hunting in the big races. Saltonstall won plenty for coming fourth in Saudi,” mentioned McGuinness, who additionally took Harry’s Bar to Riyadh.
“Harry’s Bar just didn’t like the dirt. I thought he would, but they go so fast in those races and he didn’t enjoy the kickback. We’ll try to qualify him for the All-Weather Finals, but our programme in Ireland doesn’t make that easy. He’s rated a bit lower on the grass, which is an option for Ascot and the like.”