Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Horse Due a Change of Luck: Bowen

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Horse Due a Change of Luck: Bowen

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Byline: Tony White Racing correspondent

TRAINER Daniel Bowen reckons Restricted has his hoof right on the till.

Bad luck and a series of bad barriers have kept the five-year-old gelding away from the winners' circle.

Restricted will step out at Lismore today in the Workers Club Benchmark 55 Hcp (1516m), Bowen hopeful luck will go his way.

"He's suffered from bad barriers and no luck at his past few runs," Bowen said.

"Even last start he had to go back to last just to get in. The barrier beat him again.

"He's no world beater but I reckon when he wins one he can win a couple more."

Restricted drew barrier 13 when a closing half-length third to Zombie Queen and Grey Not Black in a 1400m Benchmark 50 Hcp at Lismore on August 22.

He had to improve wide on the track yet continued to run on strongly right to the winning post. …

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