THE BOOT FITS FOR BAKER
Bjorn Baker Racing are one of the hottest stables in Australia and their support for the Wellington Boot Carnival goes back many years. In 2018 they contested the Wellington Boot with $100,000 Inglis Classic Graduate MISS INVINCIBLE (I Am Invincible x Abound) who came to Wellington after matching motors in the $504,000 Inglis Nursery at Warwick Farm. The flashy filly combined with local legend Greg Ryan and after settling behind the leading pack was able to utilise a superior turn of foot to chase down the tear away leader Adagirl (Waterhouse/Bott).
The 40th running of the Wellington Boot has Bjorn Baker returning to the central west with 2 runners including HYBRID THEORY and LADY OF LUXURY looking to take out the $200,000 feature.
HYBRID THEORY (Brazen Beau x Belle's Ready) was a 2019 Inglis Melbourne Premier graduate who went through the ring for $180,000 purchased by Bjorn Baker Racing and Clarke Bloodstock. She won impressively on debut at Bathurst before being tested in the Gr3 Magic Night Stakes where she worked home well behind Godolphin's Golden Slipper runner Thermosphere.
LADY OF LUXURY (Criterion x Miss Beauty World) is a product of the highly regarded stud Kitchwin Hills and is raced by Go Bloodstock Australia. She was put on a Black Opal path and after just missing in the prelude was 1.91L off the $900,000 I Am Invincible Colt BARBARIC in the main event. Her campaign has seen her step up to the 1400m on the Kensington track and will now look to fly over the short course.
The Wellington Boot continues to attract quality 2YO's and there is always a good mix of Metropolitan/Provincial and Country juveniles looking to use this as a spring board for a successful racing career. The Wellington Race Club couldn't be happier with the response to the Carnival and we will ensure that your horses are given a good experience and we hope to see an ongoing association.
Pictured: Hybrid Theory enjoying the puddles at Warwick Farm this morning. (3rd April 2020)