Bivouac Impresses in Randwick Trial
- Dual group one winner Bivouac has won his second trial ahead of a spring return
Hugh Bowman (blue, white cap) riding Bivouac to win Heat 3 at Randwick on September 8. (Getty)
Talented Godolphin four-year-old Bivouac has won another trial in readiness for his spring return in 2020.
The Golden Rose (2019) and Newmarket Handicap (2020) winner followed-up a Hawkesbury heat win over 800 metres on August 17 with a two-length victory over 1050 metres on September 8 from Mizzy in second and Libertini rounding out the placings in third position.
He was in an Open Heat that wasn't short on quality with Star Of The Seas, Brandenburg and early Epsom Handicap favourite Probabeel all coming in behind dual group one-winner.
Speaking to Sky Racing post the trials was jockey Hugh Bowman who rode Bivouac on September 8.
"Bivouac who's had a trial at Hawkesbury as we all know and he went over a bit further today where he trialed really well," Bowman said.
"I would've loved for them to go a bit quicker and sit off to the 200m to let him really rip but it was a slowly run heat so I let him increase into it rounding the home turn and I had to keep his mind on the job over the final 100 metres, but I was very pleased with him and he's going very well."
Bivouac is expected to return via the Group Two Shorts (1100m) at Randwick on September 19 and is currently a $12 chance with Sportsbetting.com.au for the $14 million dollar Everest on October 17 where he's one of Godolphin's top seeds at present for the "worlds richest race on turf."
Bowman, who returns from suspension on Saturday's Run To The Rose card, was also aboard the enigmatic Kementari with the champion hoop very pleased with the fourth-place finish in Heat 13.
"It was Kementari's first trial and it was a superb trial," Bowman said.
"He sat in behind them in a shorter heat (735m) and my understanding is that he'll have one more (trial)."