Less than three years ago Lyle Hewitson was studying for his matric — now the 20-year-old has a real chance of being crowned champion jockey for the 2017-18 season.An unfortunate injury to champion jockey Anthony Delpech, who was hurt in a fall at Turffontein last Saturday, means the title race could be fought out between Hewitson and Muzi Yeni.Delpech, who held a lead of 35 points going into last weekend’s racing, is likely to be sidelined for several weeks.It has already been a memorable season for Hewitson. In March he rode his 285th winner as an apprentice to better the record set by Gavin Lerena in 2007. Lerena is also injured.Hewitson booted home three winners at the Vaal on Tuesday and now with his services in demand by top trainers, he looks poised to have an outstanding last four months of the season.Nevertheless, "have-saddle-will-travel" Yeni will not go down without a fight.He is in third place on the national log, only nine winners behind Hewitson.At Turffontein last Sa...

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