Farr wins for top stable

Bowie (Emily Farr) getting the better of Hutch over the final stages at Waverley yesterday.

Bowie (Emily Farr) getting the better of Hutch over the final stages at Waverley yesterday.

Emily Farr landed her first win for leading Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman when successful at Waverley yesterday.

The Cambridge apprentice climbed aboard Bowie for the first time in the C.R. Grace 1650 and rode the four-year-old to a two-length win over the tearaway leader Hutch.

Farr had Bowie travelling nicely in third position behind Hutch and Get Lucky for much of the journey and didn’t panic when Hutch streaked to a big lead midway through the 1650-metre event.

She moved Bowie closer approaching the home turn and had him challenging for the lead soon after. It was over the last 100 metres that Bowie asserted his superiority and shook off Hutch to score a decisive win.

After having had two previous unsuccessful rides for Baker and Forsman, Farr was naturally pleased to record her first win for the stable and it was also her first win on the Waverley track.

The victory was expected by punters who installed Bowie a firm favourite with the Iffraaj four-year-old paying $2.30 for a win.

Bowie was having his third start back from a spell and the win was his first since he completed a double when winning on a heavy10 track at Tauranga last July.

He has now won five of his 16 starts and has excelled at the metric mile distance, having scored three times at 1600 plus yesterday’s 1650.