Thoughts on Bowland Park

Bowland Park heads to Chelmsford today, lining up in the mile handicap under James Doyle at 6.20pm (Tuesday 12th of July).

The gelding has run well in two good class 2 handicaps on his most recent start. He should appreciate the drop to this slightly lower level. He ran well on Newcastle’s Tapeta surface so should be fine on Chelmsford’s all weather surface. Bowland Park has form on a variety of going on the turf so seems fairly flexible on that front.

Karibana sets the standard here, he won over course and distance last time out and has an excellent record at the track. The well bred Inigo Jones is relatively lightly raced. He has been running consistently enough in stronger races so shouldn’t be written off. However, he didn’t show a great deal more for dropping back in trip last time out. Melody of Life has run well on his last two starts. He was gelded prior to this season and could do better still.

Bowland Park runs for owners Gary & Lesley Middlebrook. He will be led up by Shannon Pasotti who cares for him daily at home.