Jockey Hugh Bowman has decided to appeal the two suspensions he received over the weekend for careless riding in the hopes he will still be able to ride champion Winx in her 2018 debut.
Racing.com reports that Bowman has already filed an appeal with Racing NSW stewards regarding the first suspension, and will do the same with New Zealand racing officials.
Bowman initially had said that he would not appeal the suspensions, but changed his mind after discussing the matter with Winx's trainer, Chris Waller. Bowman has been aboard the champion mare in 21 of her last 22 starts. Winx is scheduled to make her return in the G2 Apollo Stakes Feb. 17.
Bowman's first suspension stemmed from his ride on Tswalu at Warwick Farm on Friday. On Saturday he got hit with another careless riding suspension for his ride on Five To Midnight at Ellerslie Racecourse in New Zealand.
The Warwick Farm suspension begins Jan. 29, and runs through Feb. 10.; the Ellerslie ban starts Feb. 10 and runs through Feb. 21.
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