Patience paid off when Dissolvable produced a tough performance to win his
maiden at Port Augusta on Sunday.

Part-owner Simon Jones said it had been a long and tough ride, but he was
delighted the five-year-old broke though at his 25 th race start.

“Credit to Aaron (Bain), Ned (Taylor) and all the team at ABR,” Jones said.
“Aaron said the instructions were to ride him like the best horse in the race,
and jockey Lizzie Annells carried out the instructions to the letter.

“I really believe the winning move was when Lizzie took him to the lead before
the home turn and let the others chase him.”

Dissolvable, backed from $3.20 into $2.50 favourite, was headed at the 200-
metre mark but came back to score a head win in the Port Pirie Bus Maiden
(1498m).

He then had to withstand a protest by Justin Potter, rider of the second-placed
Amber Haze ($4.40) before being declared the winner.

Third-placed Voodoo Moon ($5.50) was three lengths away third.

Dissolvable drew wide and Annells was caught four and five wide in the early
stages before allowing him to stride to the front approaching the home turn.
Two runners loomed up to challenge on straightening, but it was only Amber
Haze that produced the biggest challenge.

In fact, Amber Haze went a neck clear before Annells’ hard riding saw
Dissolvable respond and regain the lead over the final stages.

A horse than normally wants to duck in, the gelding surprised by actually
tending to run out over the final 200 metres but at no stage did the rider on
the runner-up stop riding whereas Annells had to straighten the winner.

“We purchased Dissolvable as a yearling and he was initially trained in Victoria
by Lloyd Kennewell,” Jones said.

“In his early jump outs he showed a lot of promise and actually beat horses
that went on to be Group race competitors.

“But come race day, he just couldn’t get the job done – he wasn’t the most
genuine performer.

“We eventually decided to give him a try with Aaron when he took up training
last year.

“Aaron has done a great job with his creating of Aaron Bain Racing, had built
up a huge owner base with his harness racing, and has carried it on into the
thoroughbreds.

“I believe Dissolvable has run very well at most of his seven starts for Aaron
and Ned.

“It has been a long ride, but the ownership group were delighted to finally be
able to buy a winning photo.”