Bowman to stick with Miracles Of Life in Robert Sangster Stakes

By: Mark Mazzaglia
April 22nd, 2015

Top Sydney jockey Hugh Bowman will continue his association with Miracles Of Life when she returns to Adelaide for the Group 1 $400,000 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on May 2.

Hugh Bowman and Miracles Of Life are teaming up again in the Robert Sangster Stakes after winning the Challenge Stakes, above. Photo by Steve Hart.

Hugh Bowman and Miracles Of Life are teaming up again in the Robert Sangster Stakes after winning the Challenge Stakes, above. Photo by Steve Hart.

Miracles Of Life began her career as a two year old in Adelaide and was undefeated at two Morphettville starts before heading to Melbourne to win the 2013 Listed $120,000 Blue Diamond Preview for the Fillies (1000m) followed by a win in the Group 1 $1m Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.

The ‘Pocket Dynamo’ entered the Peter and Paul Snowden stable after she ran down the track when sixteenth to Smokin’ Joey in the 2014 Group 1 $500,000 The Tapestry Wines Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on May 10 and Bowman has been on her back at her four starts since.

Bowman said that he would head down to Adelaide to try and pick up another Group 1 victory for himself and the flashy chestnut mare.

“I’ll go down and ride her. It looks a lovely race for her,” Bowman told Sky Racing HQ.

“I know that Peter and Paul had the race in mind for her since her Galaxy run which was a good run behind Sweet Idea so we will head down there and see if we can get a Group 1 winner.”

Miracles Of Life with Bowman aboard has won twice since arriving at the Snowden’s and dead heated first up with Bel Sprinter in the Group 2 $200,000 Perri Cutten Caulfield Sprint (1100m) at Caulfield during the 2014 Melbourne Spring Carnival.

That was followed by a seventh to Vain Queen in the Group 3 $200,000 G.H. Mumm Stakes (1100m) at Flemington on November 6 before she was sent for spell.

The Not A Single Doubt mare then scored an emphatic first up win in the Group 2 $400,000 Hyland Race Colours Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Randwick on March 7 before making up plenty of ground in the straight to finish third behind Sweet Idea and Kuro in the Group 1 $400,000 Canadian Club Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill on March 21.

Miracles Of Life was then given a freshen up and co-trainer Paul Snowden said the stable is very happy with her condition following a recent barrier trial win over 1044m at Randwick on April 13.

“She is in really good order,” Paul Snowden said.

“She trialed at Randwick last week and she has really done well.

“She is full of beans and I looking forward to getting her over there.

“She is going every bit as good as what she has ever been, which is why she is still racing.”

Miracles Of Life is one of twenty-three fillies and mares nominated for the Robert Sangster Stakes and is the equal top rated mare at 110 along with last start Sapphire Stakes winner Avoid Lightning, Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes winner Magnifisio and 2013 Robert Sangster Stakes winner Platelet.

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