Muswellbrook galloper Roman Typhoon return's to winner's list for trainer Jan Bowen

MUSWELLBROOK galloper Roman Typhoon returned to the winner’s list at Tamworth on Monday to reignite his racing career.

The Jan Bowen-trained gelding son of Roman Emperor surged to a three-length win from wayward The Mont (Cody Morgan) in the Benchmark 58 Handicap (1000m).

Quick Nick (Paul Perry) was a length and a half away third in a 56.20 seconds sprint.

The Mont, ridden by apprentice Reece Jones, appeared to have the race at his mercy but the Tamworth gelding ran off at the turn presenting Ryan a saloon passage for Roman Typhoon.

Ryan said the gelding couldn’t “go early”.

“He hasn’t been finishing his races off but the pace was on today,” he added.

That allowed him a “good, even run” with Roman Typhoon as they clocked 34.24 seconds for the final 600m.

Bowen was delighted her four-year-old gelding rediscovered his winning form.

“He’s been a handful from the start,” she said.

“When Jeff Penza won on him at Muswellbrook first up he looked like he could have been anything.

“Then we found he was a roarer and he had the tie-back.”

She said the operation wasn’t a 100 per cent result but hopes he might continue his rise up the grades because he is a big and strong individual still with plenty of potential.