Harness racing driver Jason Hewitt has already begun the year a winner after the arrival of his first child Tommy Hewitt last Thursday, but that won't stop him looking for more success at Bathurst's first meeting of the season on Wednesday night.
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Hewitt will jump behind three horses during the eight-race card; Graffiti Lane and Frozen Jewel for his father Bernie and The Weekend for trainer Mathew McCarthy.
Up first will be three-year-old Graffiti Lane in race two, and although he will have to overcome barrier six to maintain his consistent form, Hewitt still picks the gelding as his best for the night.
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"He's going well, he's just drawn awkward there," Hewitt said.
"Last week I thought he was ridiculous odds and I had to drive him a bit upside down.
"I probably would rather drive him with a bit of a sit at this stage in his career just until he's doing everything right, so I'd say we'll end up heading back and just hoping we're not too far back and can get a cart into it.
"He should be thereabouts though, he's as good as all them."
Hewitt's second steer for the night is in race four aboard a horse he is partnering for the first time, The Weekend.
Beginning from barrier seven, the seven year old gelding is ranked one of the outsiders, however he has clocked the fastest winning mile rate out of the entire field when winning in February last year.
Hewitt's final drive of the night is three-year-old filly Frozen Jewel, who will begin from barrier one in race six, looking to notch up her first victory.
"I had to swap there, I usually drive Lexys Got A Reason but [Frozen Jewel's] been playing up a little bit, a bag of tricks there," Hewitt said.
"From the draw if she does things okay she should be figuring in there somewhere.
"Hopefully we'll get a good cart into it if I don't hold myself."
Hewitt enjoyed a successful season last year, driving 27 winners, 50 placings and reaching the 150 lifetime wins milestone.
He also secured the biggest win of his career when driving Iamajoyride to victory in the Group 3 NSWBC Western Region 3YO Fillies Final.
The 33-year-old has experienced harness racing on a full time basis and has also spent time away from the sport working in other fields.
However moving forward, Hewitt plans to continue in the industry full time and enjoy parenthood.
"I've got a few of my own [horses] here that I've leased so I'll definitely be sticking with the horses full time. Juggling that and Tommy will be busy enough," he said.
"It's been a wild five days so far. We're very lucky, we've got a beautiful little boy there now and I just can't wait to finish working the horses and get back to him."
Race one begins at 6:25pm.
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