James Bowen: Welsh jockey hoping for ‘particular’ first Cheltenham Pageant winner

Bowen shouldn’t be the one member of his household who might be searching for a primary competition win at this yr’s occasion.

Older brother Sean is having considered one of his greatest seasons and is second within the race to change into Champion Jockey – 11 wins behind Harry Cobden.

Sean was main till a six-week harm and a current string of second-place finishes noticed Cobden take over. However that success solely spurs on youthful brother James.

“There is a little bit of competitiveness [with Sean] however we’re very a lot a crew,” stated Bowen.

“It is good to have him round within the weighing room. It would not be the identical with out him and I missed him when he was injured.

“Hopefully once I’m a few years older [we] will combating it out [to be Champion Jockey]. It is a huge ambition to do it sooner or later.”

In addition to driving for the household’s steady, Bowen can also be a part of six-time champion coach Nicky Henderson’s crew.

Henderson, who has had 73 competition winners going again so far as See You Then within the 1985 Champion Hurdle, shall be with out Structure Hill on account of sickness.

However Bowen continues to be assured the crew could have possibilities come race day.

“Fortunate Place may run within the Coral Cup or what was once referred to as the Ballymore,” stated Bowen.

“I am going to journey him relying on the place he goes. If he ran within the Coral Cup he’d have a mighty probability.

“And we have got 4 within the Pertemps handicap. I would like to journey Chantry Home and I believe he’d have an awesome probability. He might need a little bit of headgear on and he may run effectively.

“It is contact and go whether or not Metropolis Chief may get into the Ultima and he’d have an outdoor probability.

“And I believe I am going to journey my dad’s Francky Du Berlais within the Cross Nation Chase.”

Take heed to extra on BBC Radio Wales Sport on Friday, 8 March from 19:00 GMT.

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