PLEASED with the pacer’s recent run despite missing a placing, Les Hewitt believes Hes Chiming can make his presence felt at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night.
Racing at the same venue last week, Hes Chiming settled at the tail of the field from his outside of the front row draw, which is roughly where he finished.
Making little ground on the leaders along the home straight to beat just a few of his rivals, the lightly-raced gelding was “going strong” during the latter stages according to Hewitt.
“He didn’t really get much of a run at them until the home straight when they’ve come home in 26.8 seconds,” Hewitt said.
“It’s hard to be making up ground when they’re going that fast up front.
“He was going strong at the finish and I am happy with the way he went.
“He’s pulled up fine as he didn’t really have a tough run and is ready to go again.”
To Hewitt’s delight the son of Betterthancheddar has fared better in the draw this weekend.
Although drawn barrier five, Hes Chiming will begin from four with the removal of the emergency.
“It is a much better draw this week,” Hewitt said. “He should be able to get into a handy position from there.
“His form before last week had been solid and his work suggests he can keep that going.
“He has only had a dozen starts, so he is still learning what it is all about, but the ability is there.”