Co-trainer Murray Baker was pleased with the work of stablemates Quick Thinker, Aegon and Frontman in Sydney on Saturday where Quick Thinker won the Gr.2 Chairman’s Quality (2600m) while Aegon and Frontman were unplaced in the Gr.1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) and Gr.1 Australian Derby (2400m) respectively.
“Quick Thinker got the track conditions he wanted and showed a bit of grit to get home,” Baker said.
“He will head to the Sydney Cup (Gr.1, 3200m) next week, along with stablemate The Chosen One and if they keep getting the rain, they will both be nice chances.
“The Chosen One had no luck in the Tancred Stakes (Gr,1, 2400m) last time out, when he was trapped wide and he is in good shape for Saturday.
“We’ve got Hugh Bowman booked to ride him while Jason Collett will be on Quick Thinker.
“Aegon got checked twice in the running on Saturday, so you can forget he went around.
“He’s done a good job and is on a plane home tonight (Sunday) and in his paddock tomorrow.
“Frontman just got a bit keen in the Derby, but I thought he still fought on very well.
“He’s still quite green but the trip away will have done him the world of good and I think you will see a good horse during his next campaign.”
Quick Thinker and Damien Lane, picture Sportpix.com.au