Son of Andover Hall claims Group 1 Vicbred Home Grown Classic

21 March 2022

The regally bred Andover Hall colt Hes A Hammer proved too good for his rivals in the Group 1 Vicbred Home Grown Classic Final at Tabcorp Park, Melton on Saturday night, comfortably taking out the $50,000 feature for 3yo trotting colts and geldings.

The race favourite, Hes A Hammer enjoyed a terrific trip, settling in the trail behind leading contender Hephaestus Phoenix before sprinting home strongly up the passing lane to score by a little over a length in a smart mile rate of 1:58.1.

The lightly raced Creatine 3-year-old, Sir Eros was third, after sitting parked throughout the entire race.

The David Aiken trained Hes A Hammer has now won his last three races on end and banked just under $40,000 in stakes money.

The joint sale topper at the 2020 Australasian Premier Trotting Sale, Hes A Hammer was bred by Chris and Haley Lang and is out of the three-time Group 1 winning Australian 2YO and 3YO Trotting filly of the Year Shes An Image, making him a half-brother to the multiple Group 1 performing Father Patrick filly, Evas Image.