Baker Keen To Turn Top Prospect Loose In Australia

The connections of the smart Cambridge youngster Turn Me Loose are already considering Australian options for the rising three-year-old.

“He’s still out spelling and we’ll have to decide in the next week or two what we’re going to do, but I wouldn’t mind taking him to Aussie, he’s owned in Melbourne,” said co-trainer Murray Baker, who prepares the gelding with Andrew Forsman.

Turn Me Loose went to the paddock on a top note after he had overcome a slow track to win at New Plymouth in May.

The son of Iffraaj had previously finished runner-up on debut at Te Rapa, where he was caught three wide without cover and finished on powerfully after making the home turn awkwardly.

“It was a massive run and he didn’t have any trials before he had run second,” Baker said. “I think he’s a pretty smart horse.”

Out of the Danehill mare Indomitable, Turn Me Loose was bred by CJC president and the voice of the north George Simon and his wife Maryanne, who leased the mare from Sir Peter Vela’s Pencarrow Stud operation.

They sold him through their Mana Park draft for $52,500 at last year’s Ready to Run Sale at Karaka.