Chicago Bull set for early return

10 July 2018 09:18:53 EST

Trainer Gary Hall snr says there is a chance Chicago Bull could make his return to racing at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

It will be the diminutive pacer's first run since winning the Group 2 4 & 5-year-old championship (2130m) in March and Hall is keen to unleash his star pacer as soon as possible.

Hall believes Chicago Bull is ready to race again after coming through a Byford trial unscathed on Sunday and says he has one eye on the New Zealand Cup.

A decision has yet to be made but Friday night at Gloucester Park looks set to be the first step back.

"He ran 1.59.6sec.and went along pretty good but could have gone quicker" Hall said. "I'm going down the New Zealand Cup line but I haven't made up my mind yet.

"He is still underdone but maybe Friday night or the following week but that's over 2500m and might not be the right option. I'll look at this on Friday night."

Chicago Bull, a winner at 31 of 51 starts and $1,503, 524 in prize money, will be hoping to add to that this year.

As well as the New Zealand Cup in November, the Inter Dominion Championships in Melbourne a month later is another primary target for Chicago Bull.

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