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Theanswermyfriend back again at Caulfield

Trainer Henry Dwyer has gathered some new intelligence about Theanswermyfriend (High Chaparral) from the last time he ran at Caulfield.

The gelding was having his second start for Dwyer after being transferred from Robert Smerdon when a fading 14th in the Gr.3 Victoria Handicap (1400m) at Caulfield on March 31.

Theanswermyfriend returns to Caulfield on Saturday to run in the Listed Anniversary Vase over the same distance as the Victoria Handicap.

Dwyer says Theanswermyfriend will not be ridden as aggressively from the barriers on Saturday as he is looking to extend the gelding out to 1600m with a view to next month's Listed Scone Cup.

"He gets a bit aggressive when he's dug out of the gates which happened the other day," Dwyer said.

"We're going to do a few things different with him and ride him a bit quieter to finish off and if he can do that then we'll step him up to the mile after that."

Theanswermyfriend races in a crossover nose band and tongue tie which Dwyer says will not change in the foreseeable future. -AAP


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