Hewitt chasing another record

9 March 2018

YOUNG PREVIEW | AMANDA RANDO

GOULBURN horseman Brad Hewitt certainly had a night to remember at Young’s TAB Carnival of Cups last year winning four races.
And although that is not possible this time, Hewitt will be hoping for success at Young on Saturday night.
The 27-year-old mentor has a two-pronged attack in the Group 3 Young Cup and his pacers are the early favourites for the feature.
This includes Our Triple Play who already has a handful of track records in his name.
The four-year-old already holds the 2100m track record at Young but on Saturday night he will be chasing the 2480m title.
Ironically, his stablemate Spare Me Days is the fastest horse to ever grace the Young circuit over that trip.
The pair are going head-to-head in race conditions for the first time on Saturday.
Our Triple Play holds the favouritism with TAB Fixed Odds at $2.30 but only narrowly over Spare Me Days at $2.50.
And interestingly it was an easy decision for trainer Brad Hewitt to pick which horse to drive.
“Spare Me Days has been such a good old horse to me - he’s won almost $360,000,” Hewitt said.
“In saying that he is a tricky horse to drive and I know him inside out so it just makes sense for me to drive him.”
With Hewitt in control of the reins on the defending Young Cup champion, the 27-year-old has engaged the driving skills of his father David Hewitt to handle Our Triple Play.
“Our Triple Play is very easy to drive . . . he just launches and the harder you drive him the harder he goes,” Hewitt said.
“He could run all day long, he loves it.
“He is just that type of horse that nothing is ever a hassle for him.
“He has come a long way this preparation from being a C1 to a C6/M1 and last week was his first test in better company.”
Our Triple Play handled that task with ease, winning the Wagga Cup by 35m and yes, set a new track record in the process rating the last mile of the 2575m feature in 1:57.4.
“I don’t mind racing the horse seasoned horses in these types of races because the draw is usually on class so you draw well and on the small tracks you need that,” Hewitt said.
“Barrier one will be good for Our Triple Play as he can find the front or get a soft run and I think he will take a lot to hold him out.
“I don’t think he’s ever been beaten over this distance when he has found the front.”
Our Triple Play is part-owned by Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker and halfback Sam Williams. The duo will be cheering on interstate with their first game of the season against the Gold Coast Titans taking place tomorrow.

 

 

 

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