“He just has had the right luck and that changed today,” said premier trainer Chris Waller, for whom Order Again was one of four winners on the day. “I think he might have one more run, but he might be a Villiers horse in the summer.”
Bowman could feel there was something special in store from Order Again on the way to the barriers.
“Sometimes you just get on a horse and they fill you with confidence on the way to the gates. This horse did that to me today,” Bowman said.
“I was always going to have to go back from that wide barrier. That’s his racing pattern anyway.
“The pace was quite genuine and I always thought he was going to finish strongly, but I needed to weave a little passage there at the 300 and he delivered for me when I needed him to the last 100 metres.”
Still, Bowman had to play second fiddle to Brock Ryan for the most winners for the afternoon. The talented apprentice rode a career-best quartet on So Say You ($12), No Compromise ($5.50), Cuban Royale ($8.50) and the well-backed Chat ($4.50) in the July Sprint.
“I have never ridden four winners,” Ryan said. “I thought my first four rides were all top three chances, but it all worked out.”
Ryan, who extended his apprenticeship until the end of 2021 last week, had a winning treble before hopping on Cuban Royale for his bosses Robert and Luke Price and admitted the pressure was on.
“I knew if I didn’t win I would be hearing about it for the next week, so it was good to get the job done on him,” Ryan said.
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