"I was really happy with Makes Every Scents, she ran a great race and despite being beaten I was really proud of her," Hewitt said.
"She travelled up by herself and it is the first time she has been on the float for a long period of time like that and she handled it really well, she has settled in extremely well at Anna Woodmansey's property."
Monday's defeat was only the second time Makes Every Scents had been back to the races since winning the Gr. 1 at Bathurst.
"She has had a really light time of it since winning the Gold Tiara, I didn't want to knock her around because I knew that she would have to make the long trip to Queensland."
"Monday's run won't knock her around too much, she is the type of filly that handles the quick back up so I'm looking forward to Saturday night's final. It isn't going to be easy to beat Smooth Showgirl because she did all the work on Monday and proved too slick for us but I'm not giving in just yet."
Makes Every Scents is raced by the Gibson family and showed ability from a young age.
"When she was broken in she paced straight away and has always been above average, I knew from early on I had a pretty smart filly on my hands."
"I won the Seymour Nursery with Two Eye See for the Gibson family in 2009 and it would be great to do it again some five years later."
By Greg Hayes - SKY Racing
Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales |