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Visor helps Portion Control at Caulfield

The Lindsay Park team tinkered with Portion Control's gear and the application of a visor has given the desired result, with the gelding winning at Caulfield.

Visor helps Portion Control at Caulfield

The Lindsay Park team tinkered with Portion Control's gear and the application of a visor has given the desired result, with the gelding winning at Caulfield.

Portion Control.
Portion Control. Picture:Racing and Sports

A gear change and a drop back in distance has helped Portion Control Horseform notch his first win for the preparation at Caulfield.

Co-trainers David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig Horseform opted to remove the nose roll from Portion Control's gear and add a visor for the National Jockeys Trust Plate (1700m) on Saturday.


Dropping back from finishing fourth over 2000m at Flemington last start, Portion Control ($9) travelled three-deep with cover and moved into the race strongly on the outside turning for home.

He hit the front under jockey Cory Parish Horseform early in the straight and kept finding to comfortably hold $3.20 favourite Show A Star Horseform by 1-1/2 lengths on the line.

Bling Dynasty Horseform ($4.60) was another long head away third.

"He's a bit of a horse that likes to look around and I think putting the visor on and taking the nose roll off definitely helped," Parish said.

Dabernig said the gelding looked in good order for Saturday's race, his fifth start of the campaign, and believed he could win another one during winter before the better horses return for spring preparations.

"Maybe sitting that bit deep but with the front cover, he travelled nicely today," Dabernig said.

"At the top of the straight he always looked like he was going to win. He got it all together today and was too strong.

"The way he won today, he'll win again."

The victory was Portion Control's fourth from 19 starts.


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R5 CAULFIELD 15 July 2017
Ntnl Jockeys Trust Plate-Bm90 , 1700m
FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
14. PORTION CONTROL (AUS)
4yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
COREY PARISH
54.0
$9.00
 
SNITZEL (AUS) - DIVISIBLE (USA)
D A Hayes, Grandlodge Racing Syndicate (Mgr: P Anastasiou), Ken Bee Sports (Aust) Pty Ltd Syndicate (Mgr: K E Biddick), R A & Mrs L A Frew, Ms B Kelsey, Dynasty No 14 Syndicate (Mgr: N S Foster) & Mrs J L Tonini
2nd  
5. SHOW A STAR (AUS)
5yo Gelding
ARCHIE ALEXANDER
JORDAN CHILDS
57.5
$3.25
 
EXCITES (AUS) - TAG JEUR (AUS)
C G Jentsch & Mrs C Jentsch
3rd  
12. BLING DYNASTY (AUS)
6yo Gelding
PAUL PREUSKER
CRAIG WILLIAMS
54.0
$4.50
 
SAVOIRE VIVRE (GB) - DAZZLING VINTAGE (AUS)
 Ms K M Stewart & M J Fiteni
4th  1. ONPICALO (AUS)
7yo Gelding
MICK PRICE
CHRIS CASERTA
59.0
$10.00
5th  4. LUCKY PADDY (AUS)
5yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
LUKE NOLEN
57.5
$26.00
6th  3. COLDSTONE (FR)
5yo Gelding
MICHAEL KENT
BEAU MERTENS
59.0
$5.00
7th  7. VASSAL (GB)
5yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
DWAYNE DUNN
56.0
$13.00
8th  10. FRESHWATER STORM (NZ)
8yo Gelding
TONY PARKER
JYE MC NEIL
54.0
$17.00
9th  11. CLAIRVAUX (AUS)
6yo Gelding
MATTHEW WILLIAMS
MICHAEL DEE
54.0
$31.00
10th  13. LIKE THE CLAPPERS (AUS)
7yo Gelding
MATTHEW WILLIAMS
DANIEL MOOR
54.0
$81.00
11th  2. SWACADELIC (GER)
6yo Gelding
AARON PURCELL
BEN MELHAM
60.5
$101.00
12th  8. FIRST COURSE (AUS)
8yo Gelding
K M KEYS
BEN THOMPSON
54.0
$101.00

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