Stable relying on Wolf

Mongolian Wolf (Matt Cameron) winning on debut at Tauranga.

Mongolian Wolf (Matt Cameron) winning on debut at Tauranga.

Leading Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman aren’t taking their last throw of the black-type dice for the season lightly.

While Baker and his wife, Marianne, are enjoying an overseas holiday, Forsman will be saddling up the exciting Mongolian Wolf in the Listed $50,000 Courtesy Ford Ryder Stakes at Otaki on Saturday.

Mongolian Wolf will be one of three starters the Baker – Forsman stable has on the last weekend of racing for the season and he will attempt to become its ninth stakes winner for the period.

Owned by the Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry (of Mongolian Khan fame), Mongolian Wolf followed two trials placings with a debut win over 1200 metres on a heavy10 track at Tauranga on July 13.

That day he got home by a neck from Southern Princess after showing his greenness during the race, something Baker and Forsman are keen to overcome on Saturday.

“We’ve put blinkers on him just to sharpen him up,” said Forsman. “In his trials and his race he got back and did a few things and hit the line late.

“Hopefully with the hood on he should be moved switched on and goes a good race.”

Mongolian Khan will be ridden on Saturday by Masa Tanaka, who has a good strike rate with the stable, having won twice and been placed five times from 11 rides.

Baker and Forsman’s other two runners on Saturday are San Miguel and Arzak, who will both be ridden by Rosie Myers in their Rotorua assignments.

San Miguel won two starts ago at Tauranga before failing at Te Rapa, while Arzak is on the verge of his sixth win after seconds in his last two starts.