From clumsy backyard sportsman to social media star to winning trainer on a spring day of Group One racing.
On Group 1 Golden Rose Day, Sir Plush finished the day for the stable on a winning note.
The winner of six races now and nearly $280,000 in prize money, this son of Pins gave his owners Mr & Mrs Macleod something to cheer about.
The best into stride, the gelding led the field with easy. Kicking away from the field on the turn for home, he proved far too good to run down, winning by nearly four lengths.
After two suspensions that kept Jason Collett off for a month the jockey has ridden his first Saturday winner since his return aboard Embley at Randwick.
While he rode a perfectly judged race, leading all the way on the Bjorn Baker-trained gelding in the Shoot Out Mile, he had a little trouble finding the scales for the winning jockey.
At the fourth start of his campaign, Embley has finally jumped out of the gates cleanly with the desired result — a win at Randwick, albeit a close one.
Bjorn Baker trained the quinella in the Listed Mona Lisa Stakes (1350m) when $3.20 favourite Lubiton led Imposing Lass ($5) home by three-quarters of a length.
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A winning return from Bonny O’Reilly has trainer Bjorn Baker once again eyeing off bigger targets for the mare.
She was having her first start since her failure in the Group One Tattersall’s Tiara at Doomben in June.
When Bjorn Baker was learning his craft seven years ago, he came to Australia with Lion Tamer and won the Ming Dynasty Quality before progressing to a memorable Victoria Derby thumping. Now he is starting to think Addictive Nature is on the same path to glory.
Bjorn Baker has had to wait to get Champagne Cuddles where he wanted and is looking forward to the first real test of his judgment in Saturday’s Silver Shadow Stakes at Randwick.
SONGLIKE franked the form around Alizee and left Bjorn Baker with plenty of options with an effortless win at Canterbury Park.