Champion trainer Chris Waller respects Hugh Bowman’s decision to take a break for the rest of the season but believes it will have little impact on his operation.
The jockey pulled out of Saturday’s Gold Coast meeting and signalled his intention to take an extended break, citing exhaustion.
“I respect Hugh’s decision and he needs a break. However, don’t forget this time last year Hugh went to Japan,” Waller said.
“We have a policy of spreading our rides around with jockeys both in NSW and Queensland and it should have little impact on us.”