Pupil facing Chester test
Model Pupil, a winner for Charlie Hills at the Craven meeting at Newmarket, will have his next start at Chester this week.
The promising Sinndar colt will run in either the Dee Stakes or the Chester Vase, both recognised Derby trials although Model Pupil is not engaged at Epsom at the moment.
Owned by Khalid Abdullah, he battled back well at Headquarters to open his account having finished third on his only start at two.
Hills' father Barry loved nothing more than having winners at Chester and it would appear that feeling runs in the family.
"Model Pupil did very well to win at the Craven meeting," said Hills.
"He showed some good qualities, he had to battle back to beat one of John Gosden's (Shantaram) that was well fancied apparently.
"He's come out of that race very well and we're going to put him in the Dee Stakes and the Chester Vase. We like it there, it's a good meeting.
"So he'll be in those two and we'll take a view on where we go when we see what's in them."
Another three-year-old Hills has big hopes for is the filly Angels Will Fall, third to Lightening Pearl in the Cheveley Park Stakes last season.
"Angels Will Fall has wintered in Ireland and she's come back from there looking very well and her work has been pretty good up to now," Hills told At The Races.
"She's in the Duke of York Stakes in a couple of weeks so we'll have a look at that."