A five year old gelding for Henry Daly made a winning debut in a bumper in November of last year at Uttoxeter. Bowenspark scored nicely despite being green and followed that success up with another victory on soft ground at Warwick despite shouldering a penalty.
Sent for a listed bumper off the back of his success, he looked outpaced on good ground at Newbury but ran on into 4th in the closing stages. He was last seen in the Grade 2 bumper that closes the Aintree Grand National Festival where it looked like he was about to fall out the back of the screen but powered home up the long straight to again be a never-nearer 4th.
Being upped in distance will surely unlock masses of improvement and he may just have gone under the radar with not being placed in these higher class bumpers.
One to watch out for in novice hurdles on good/soft ground over 2.5 miles or more.