A WELL-EARNED break is on the cards for exciting youngster College Chapel.
Just how long the son of Mach Three spends in the paddock, however, is yet to be decided.
Speaking after College Chapel’s success in last night’s Bathurst Gold Crown, trainer Bernie Hewitt explained he will work on the colt’s schedule during the week.
With the New South Wales Breeders’ Challenge College Chapel’s next mission, Hewitt has to “work things out.”
“I put him in a paddock this morning, but I don’t know how long he will stay there,” Hewitt said. “He’s got the Breeders’ Challenge next, so I’ll have to look at the calendar and work backwards as to how long he can have off.
“I haven’t sat down to work things out yet, but I’m hoping to give him two or three weeks off.”
College Chapel earned early favouritism for the futurity with his stylish Group One victory.
With Hewitt holding the reins, the two-year-old worked to the lead from barrier six before cruising to a soft win from the Nathan Jacked-prepared stablemates Abouttime and Animal.
Stretching his record to an imposing four wins and a second from five starts, College Chapel rated 1:54.5 over 1730 metres.
“I couldn’t be happier with the way he went,” Hewitt said. “He looked like the best horse in the series, but you’ve still got to get the job done.
“He went well in his heat and was in top shape for the Final, I was just hoping for no bad luck.
“It’s Easter Sunday, but we’re still celebrating his win this morning…we’re all in party mode.”