GOLD Crown champion College Chapel will make his return to the track this Wednesday when he lines up in the heats of the Breeders Crown at Kilmore.
College Chapel will find himself among competition like he’s never experienced before in his bid for a start in the $300,000 final.
Hewitt’s Mach Three colt is the sole second row starter for the heat and will be following out Australasia’s undisputed juvenile champion, Centenario.
Emma Stewart’s Centenario goes into the race with Group 1 APG 2YO Colts and Geldings and a Victoria Breeders Super Series title to his name.
College Chapel should certainly be in the mix given his excellent trial result before he headed down to Victoria.
Hewitt’s runner trialled in a mile rate of 1:55.7 to win by over 50 metres.
“We’re really happy with him,” Hewitt said.
“He’s drawn inside the back row but hopefully he gets a decent trip. He’s basically only got to go around to get himself into the semi-finals next week.”
Stewart’s APG 2YO runner-up Nostra Ideal and Tim Butt’s unbeaten runner, and recnet Bathurst winner, Whereyabinboppin add to a classy field.
Meanwhile, Hewitt has plenty of horses doing the rounds at this Wednesday night’s Bathurst meeting.
Among them is recent stable acquisition Make Mine Memphis who came from the James Rattray camp. He’ll go around in the Central West Plumbing & Gasfitting Two Year Old Pace (1,730 metres). Wednesday’s Bathurst meeting starts from 5.07pm.