BowmanpondersreturnafterJapanesestint

May30,20184:59pm。

byAAP

WinxsjockeyHughBowmanhasreturnedtoAustraliaafterasuspensioninJapan。

AsuspensionhascutshortleadingjockeyHughBowmansridingstintinJapan。

Theworldshighest-ratedjockeyarrivedinSydneyonTuesday,aweekaheadofscheduleafterhewasbannedfollowinghisrideonoutsiderEtarioinlastweekendsGroupOneJapanDerbyinTokyo。

ThesuspensioncoversStradbrokeHandicapdayatDoombenonSaturdayweekandBowmanisnon-committalabouthisdomesticreturn,revealingaprolongedbreakisanoption。

BowmancouldyettoreturntoJapaninlateJune,andifsohecouldthencomehomeandrestupbeforethenewseasonstartsinAugust。

IhaventreallythoughtaboutwhenIllbeback。

Illspendsometimewiththefamily,Ihaventseenthemforsixweeks,hetoldSkySportsRadio。

IfIgobacktoJapanImaytaketimeoffandgetreadyforthenewseason。

Bowmansitsseventhonthepremiershipstandingswith46winners,whilelastseasonsrunner-upBrentonAvdullaleadswith79。

DespitehiscontinuingsuccesswithchampionmareWinx,Bowmanconcededthisseasonhasbeenfrustrating。

Ivehadaveryinterruptedrunthisyearwithsuspension,injuries。