Stablemates ready to back up

Tomelilla, part-owned by Marianne Baker, ready to win again today.

Tomelilla, part-owned by Marianne Baker, ready to win again today.

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman are happy to send an in-form quartet into battle again at Ellerslie today.

Tomelilla (Bestaff 1600), Break My Stride (Waste Management 1200) and Chambon (Service Foods 1600) all won on the track last week and Arzak (Bestaff 1600) was second on the same card.

“We’ve got a few on the back up, which is never easy going from a testing track last week to another one on heavy ground seven days later,” said Forsman.

“But they’ve all come through their races well and there’s no reason they won’t back up well.”

Interest will also centre on unbeaten filly Deals In Heels (Papatoetoe Glass 1400), who hasn’t raced since April 22 at Ellerslie through a setback from a foot abscess.

“She’s had a bit of time off racing and it’s done her the world of good,” said Forsman. “She hasn’t raced on a track as wet as she’ll get on Saturday so whether she can show the same turn of foot is questionable.

Forsman and Baker welcomed Group One three-year-old stars Bonneval and Jon Snow back to the stable on Thursday.

–NZ Racing Desk