Rocha Clock

Rocha Clock (inside) winning at Flemington (Image: Racing Photos)

Flemington double for Bowman, O'Shea

Hugh Bowman and John O'Shea combined to win consecutive races in the middle of the Oaks Day card at Flemington with Berdibek and Rocha Clock returning to form in Melbourne.

Both horses carried the colours of managing owner Jason Abrahams and made their trip from O'Shea's Randwick base worthwhile.

French import Berdibek won the $125,000 Off The Track Subzero Handicap (1400m), the Benchmark 90 handicap restricted to grey horses.

Rocha Clock then claimed the inaugural $250,000 Inglis Bracelet (1600m) for fillies and mares, the race restricted to horses paid up for the Inglis Race Series.

"John (O'Shea) was a bit bullish when he rang me about the horse," Bowman said of Berdibek, who was resuming, racing for the first time since winning an 1800-metre Benchmark 78 at Randwick on December 28 last year.

"He said 'The horse usually wears earmuffs, I've taken them off, he's first-up, he's been set for the race and I think he'll run very well'. When John speaks in those terms, win, lose or draw, the horses always perform."

WATCH: Berdibek's win

Bowman picked up the ride aboard Berdibek from the suspended James McDonald but was the original rider booked for Rocha Clock, whom he's unbeaten aboard from two rides.

Rocha Clock was wayward over the final 100m, tightening runners to her inside before veering out to meet runner-up Re Edit, who was beaten a short neck.

"She was a bit lost here at Flemington. There's plenty to look at and that's without a crowd, but we were quite confident," Bowman said.

"I hadn't seen her for a while but obviously I have had a bit to do with her and I know her well and I was able to get the run that I hoped I might from a good barrier.

"She didn't show quite the same turn of foot that she can, but I put that down to her being here for the first time. She still won with a bit of authority, I thought."

WATCH: Rocha Clock's win