Bjorn Baker can’t split Turnstyle and Exotic Ruby unlike the bookmakers

Warwick Farm trainer Bjorn Baker says there isn’t as much between his two runners as the betting markets would suggest for the Precise Air F&M Benchmark 78 Handicap (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Baker will saddle up Turnstyle, the $3.60 favourite for the race at TAB Fixed Odds and the $9 chance Exotic Ruby.

“I don’t think there’s as much between them as the market would suggest,” Baker said.

“I’m not going to split them but what I’ve said probably tells you Exotic Ruby is the bet at the price.”

Turnstyle heads into the race, stepping up in grade off the back of a 4-1/4 length demolition in her last start at the Warwick Farm midweek meeting on May 12.

“She couldn’t have been any more impressive last time,” Baker said.

“She’s a mare that’s always shown Saturday class ability and this does look a suitable race for her.”

Trainer Bjorn Baker. Photo: Mark Evans/Getty Images.Source:Getty Images

Meanwhile, Exotic Ruby’s last start, her first-up run was in Saturday company when recording a third placing at the Gosford stand-alone Saturday meeting.

“I thought Exotic Ruby’s first-up run was excellent and it was a strong mares’ race that,” Baker said “Stellar Pauline is Stakes performed and there’s big raps on April Rain.

“She probably brings the best form into Saturday’s race. I thought she was the one that had to do the donkey work in the race, she had to drag the field up to them and being first-up it told late.

“She’s pleased me the way she’s trained on since that run and I think the improving track is a plus for her too.”

Jason Collett rides Exotic Ruby while Brenton Avdulla will partner Turnstyle.

In the feature on Saturday, Baker will also saddle up the favourite Parry Sound, a new addition to his team.

The four-year-old son of Pierro and former smart middle-distance mare Aqua D’amour is the $3.80 top pick in the Listed Lord Mayors Cup (2000m).

“I really like his set-up, fourth-up 2000 metres, barrier three and Rachel King,” Baker said.

“I thought his last run was excellent and this looks the perfect target. He’s at his peak now.”

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