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Final non-TAB meet golden for trainers Bowen and Clapham

ROCKIN’ ON: Hidden Rock, ridden by Ben Looker, holds off a late challenge from Sweet Vamp to win the first race of the St Mary’s Community Race Day at Casino on Saturday. The seven-year-old gelding is trained at Grafton by Shane Everton.
ROCKIN’ ON: Hidden Rock, ridden by Ben Looker, holds off a late challenge from Sweet Vamp to win the first race of the St Mary’s Community Race Day at Casino on Saturday. The seven-year-old gelding is trained at Grafton by Shane Everton. Hamish Broome

LOCAL trainers Daniel Bowen and Leo Clapham scored wins at the final non-TAB meeting of the year for the Casino Racing Club at the weekend.

Bowen had eight-year-old mare Roman Conflict ($2.30 favourite) take out the $6000 Benchmark 48 Hcp (1400m).

The horse placed in a trial at Lismore last week with its previous win being at Ballina over 1010m in November last year.

Roman Conflict has now won four of its 29 starts and was originally trained by Lismore's Jennifer Smith.

Bowen took on the horse last year when his trainer's licence was fast-tracked after the death of his father, Danny Bowen.

It ran unplaced in a $20,000 Class 4 race at Doomben in December.

Earlier, Clapham won the Foscars and Fosit Maiden Plate (1000m) with Spur on Son ($4).

It was ridden by Casino jockey Cyril Small, who also finished third on Clapham's Shadow Boss ($2 favourite) in the St Mary's Cup Class 2 Hcp (1200m).

There is no racing at Casino until a TAB meeting in March next year.

Racing will return to the Northern Rivers with a TAB meeting at Ballina next Monday.

Murwillumbah also has its non-TAB Melbourne Cup day meeting on Tuesday of next week.

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