Lyle Hewitson is viewing this as a season he can break into the big time.
Any aspirations of a championship bid might have been put to bed already with Zac Purton already clear at the top of the table.
Nevertheless, Hewitson scored a double at Happy Valley today for his guv’nor and fellow South African ex-pat Douglas Whyte.
He came from a handy position in race 3, a class 4 event over 1000m, on the favourite Pretty Queen Prawn (Magnus).
In the last race of the eight race meeting, a class 4 event over 1200m, Hewitson produced a flying finish from some way back on Durham Star (Deep Field).
Hewitson goes to three winners for the season, which is six behind early leader Purton.
Whyte has also only had three winners this season, all ridden by Hewitson.