Highly respected Victorian trainer Mick Price reckons he had his eyes shut when the gates opened for the Lightning Stakes (1050m) at Morphettville on Saturday.
Promising two-year old filly Parlophone has twice bucked out of the barriers, thus the anxious thoughts for Price, who trains in partnership with Michael Kent.
But there was no need for any worry. Parlophone, pushed wide on the home turn, produced a powerful burst in the straight to claim an emphatic three length win and give apprentice Jessica Eaton her first black type victory.
“We have had to go through some things to get the gear right,” Price said in regard to the stable searched for the answers to the filly’s concerning behaviour.