Irithea wins Hawkesbury Crown and could head north Trainer Bjorn Baker is dreaming big with tough mare Irithea who will be nominated for the Group I Stradbroke Handicap after breaking through for a stakes win at Hawkesbury.
The five-year-old was jumped straight to the front by Josh Parr in Saturday's Group III Hawkesbury Crown (1300m) and never relinquished her position.
The second favourite at $3.70, Irithea held off Multaja ($3 fav) by a length with Manicure ($4.40) another 2-3/4 lengths third.
"She is genuine and raced well last time when second to White Moss," Baker said.
"She's five years old and it'snot often you say a five-year-old is getting better but she is improving.