Brad Hewitt draws well with Our Triple Play and Spare Me Days in Young Pacers Cup

David Moran drove Our Triple Play to win the Wagga Pacers Cup on Saturday night.
David Moran drove Our Triple Play to win the Wagga Pacers Cup on Saturday night.

Brad Hewitt is thrilled with how the barrier draw has panned out for the Young Pacers Cup on Saturday night.

The Goulburn trainer has drawn gates one and three with his two chances in the Group Three feature.

Wagga Pacers Cup winner Our Triple Play has barrier one while two-time defending champion Spare Me Days will start from three.

Hewitt is pleased with how it has things have fallen.

“They are good draws and the only one being a chance of getting across them is Majordan,” Hewitt said.

“I think they can hold everything else.”

After missing the Wagga Pacers Cup drive through suspension, Hewitt is expected to take the reins on Spare Me Days.

The chance to make it a hat-trick is part of reason behind his decision.

“I own him and he’s been a good old horse,” he said.

“He’s won nearly $360,000 and is going for his third Young Cup as well.

“He’s been flying but after the other night I really couldn’t split them.

“If I drove either one I’d be happy with either of them but Spare Me Days is pretty tricky to drive for an old horse.

“There are two-year-olds that are better to drive than him.

“He has a few little tricks so I’ll stick with him.”

Spare Me Days hasn’t finished outside the top four in his last four starts and has been chasing home the likes of Miracle Mile qualifier winners Tiger Tara and Anything For Love.

Hewitt’s father Dave is likely to drive Our Triple Play.

He expects he’s in for a big shot.

“The little fella (Our Triple Play) is going to be on the fence all the way which will help,” Hewitt said.

“Whether he can hold or not is another issue, but either way he is going to have a good run.

“If he leads he’ll be hard to beat and if not with any luck at all he will still take some holding out.

“He just needs to get a crack at them if he does get crossed.”

Young has been a good track to Hewitt in the past few seasons.

Not only is hunting three straight wins in the cup, but had one of his best nights ever there last year.

Our Triple Play won the Young Derby to add to Hewitt’s victory in the cup with Spare Me Days plus the Young Oaks with Sheza Sharpie.

Just like in the Albury Pacers Cup last month, Shane Hillier’s Medal Of Honour is the Southwest and Riverina trained horse in the race.

However Jason Grimson will return to his hometown trying to win the $30,000 race with Dont Think Twice.

After being freshened since the Inter Dominion, Hewitt rates Majordan as his biggest danger.


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