By Brad Gray
Remember the name Miss Einstein.
Trainer Bjorn Baker has high hopes for the Dundeel filly and the depth of her autumn targets go on the line at Wyong today when she resumes in the Job Centre Class 1 Handicap (1100m).
Miss Einstein won on debut at Newcastle back in September and was tipped straight out, with Baker thinking she had bigger fish to fry. The three-year-old had a quite trial at Rosehill but was working to the line strongly under Jason Collett, who maintains his association with her.
Miss Einstein winning on debut at Newcastle
“I really like her, I think she is a very promising filly,” said Baker.
“She has only had the one trial so there is a little bit of a question mark there but I felt her debut win was really good and I’ve got plenty of time for her.
“From barrier 1 I’m hoping she can jump and put herself a bit closer than she was there at Newcastle, being at Wyong with the short straight.”
Despite going around at double figure odds on debut, the victory came as no surprise to Baker who has always pegged her as a potential carnival filly.
“At the very minimum, she is a city class filly but as for what’s next we’ll play it by ear, she has needed a bit of time and I still don’t think she is a furnished product so we’ll just see how she goes here, how she recovers and make a decision from there,” he said.
Meanwhile, another win doesn’t look too far away for stablemate Bulletson on the strength of the four-year-old’s return at Orange.
“His first up run was good and he has raced well at Wyong before. He does tend to get out of his ground a bit though so hopefully he can jump clean and put himself closer in the run,” said Baker.
Miss Einstein is currently $3.90 with TAB Fixed Odds.