AS FAR as champion horseman Gary Hall is concerned, there is no way Chicago Bull will end his campaign in any way other than a winner.
In what will be his last outing before heading for a well-earned break, Chicago Bull is engaged in the Four and Five-Year-Old Championship at Gloucester Park.
To be driven by Hall’s son, Gary junior, the gelding will begin from barrier four.
One of four Hall-trained runners in the field of seven, Chicago Bull is a rampaging $1.04 favourite, with none of his opposition under double figures.
“It’s racing and anything can happen, even $100 shots win at times, but I can’t see him being beaten,” Hall said. “Every runner in the field is handy horse, but he’s just got more X-factor about him.”
Planning to give Chicago Bull six weeks a paddock, Hall will then aim the son of Bettors Delight at next season’s majors, beginning with the Inter Dominion.
Returning to Melbourne for the first time since 2008, the Championship will kick start with heats at Tabcorp Park Melton on December 1.
Qualifiers will then head to Ballarat and Cranbourne on December 5 and 8, with the Final to be run at Melton on December 15.
“The Inter Dominion will definitely be a part of his schedule next time in,” Hall said. “After that he’ll head home for our Summer Carnival.”