Baker's Heart Set On Podium Finish For Filly's Debut

Trainer Bjorn Baker says a top three finish would be an ideal start to Hide Your Heart’s career as he takes a quiet confidence into her debut at Rosehill on Saturday.

The filly was due to contest the $1m Golden Gift three weeks ago but Baker elected to wait and hopes that decision can pay off in the De Bortoli Wines Handicap (1100m).

Hide Your Heart, a $260,000 purchase by Sebring, downed early favourite Sliders in a trial a week before the Golden Gift then re-emerged last Tuesday running a close second behind another of her Saturday rivals in Princess Spice.

“I thought she was good, the horse that beat her is running the same race but I thought she had a little bit up her sleeve and seemed to travel nicely,’’ Baker said.

“She beat Sliders albeit ridden out. I think she will be a little bit better over further so the 1100m will suit.”