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Barbie Fox's them at Caulfield

Aaron Park's grand mare Barbie's Fox, raced by Aaron Henwood and Barry MacDonald, was a runaway winner of the Fillies and Mares Handicap at Caulfield on PB Lawrence Stakes Day.


Daniel Stackhouse gave her a superb ride over the 1600m for the Lindsay Park operation, headed by Ben and JD Hayes.


It was her first win for the new stable having at her fifth attempt, having started her career with Louise Bonella.


All of those starts with Lindsay Park have been at Metro level and the breakthrough success was well received.


"I have to thank the owners, Aaron and the group of them, they've been so patient. We haven't been getting the desired result," JD Hayes said after the race.

"She came from Louise (Bonella) the previous trainer in fantastic condition. We've just had to play around with a few things as she's got a few quirk, but it came into play with a beautiful ride from Daniel.


"She likes things her own way and she's one that you have to go with. She also likes her work at home in company. She's one that's got a terrific appetite for work, she always eats up and she's got the constitution of a great racehorse.


"Now that we think we've figured her out, hopefully it's the start of a good campaign."


When pressed if bigger fish lay ahead with the new addition to the stable, Hayes agreed that the ceiling could be lifted for the bonny mare.


"I think so because if we are able to get that nice little pedigree update there she'll be quite valuable," he added.


Daniel Stackhouse was also pleased to be in the winners enclosure as the Spring Carnival fast approaches.


"The race mapped really well for us, she jumped nice and settled good, the pace was pretty genuine," he said.


"I was very comfortable and travelling really well. I got a nice cart in from the corner. I gave her a little click up and it felt like she was never going to get beat from the corner. Just the way she sprinted off and went through her gears really nicely."





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