‘Silly and crazy’, but Baker is now comfortable mixing it with the best
Baker brings a great team to Randwick on Saturday and has his best chance of setting a personal best day according to the stakes, indicating he has four favorites, a second pick on the market, and a pair in the last expected to challenge. .
“I won three on a Saturday at Rosehill and had a lot of doubles, but I don’t think I have had the amount of running back that I have this weekend,” Baker said.
“It takes time to get to this point, and horses like Off Shaw and Matowatakpe have been in the stable for a long time and are regaining their balance.
“We bought Van Giz when he was a year old, and he comes back to Saturday in the right race at the right time.
“Harpo Marx, an import that Darby gave me in racing, is doing well and preparing for a journey that he will like and will be hard to beat.
“It’s exciting for my team, because you don’t get days like this too often.”
While admitting that two-year-olds aren’t his forte, Baker could be set to produce a debut winner in Randwick’s opener, where Sir Crackle has been backed from $ 5.50 to $ 4 on the back by winning two barrier tests. by 5¼ lengths and three lengths. on heavy ground.
“He’s raised his hand and his two tests have been exceptional this time. He’s a very casual customer, so until we took him to tests, we really didn’t know what we had,” Baker said. “He has always worked well, but he has really been good in his tests.
“We are quite comfortable with him going to races for the first time.”
Baker is also eager to get Frosty Rocks, which will be even more distinctive as his gray fur has moved to white. Since making the decision to use initial speed, four-year-old Your Song has won four of his 13 apps.
They were with five positions and, like many of Baker’s horses, his best is in front of him.
“He’s been going super and I think he’s ready for some really good preparation,” Baker said.
“It’s hard not to see it now because it’s almost white. He will be up front and I think he will have a great race first. “
Baker also has the speedy Malkovich heading into Saturday’s Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes at Caulfield after his easy win there last month, and there are thoughts on the future and races like the Schillaci Stakes and Oakleigh Plate.
“I have never hidden the fact that I really like it. He has a movie star look and attitude to match, and it would be great to get a win with him, ”said Baker. “He has won at Caulfield and in the back of my mind there are many good races for him to come.
“He has speed to burn and we have Jamie Kah. He will advance with the physical condition of the match on his side and it will be very difficult to run down. “
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