Shocking Winner for Baker
Media Release - Wednesday July 11

New Zealand-bred galloper Shock Alert recorded his fifth career win when successful over a mile on his home-track on Wednesday and in the process provided Warwick Farm trainer Bjorn Baker with his 100th winner in New South Wales for the season.

ShockingThe Kiwi conditioner has made his presence felt since relocating to Sydney in August 2011 and currently sits sixth on the New South Wales trainers' premiership by wins, trailing powerhouse stables such as Chris Waller, James Cummings, Kris Lees, Peter and Paul Snowden and Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

Positively ridden by stable apprentice Jean Van Overmeire, Shock Alert staved off the challengers to provide Baker with his second winner for the day and 100thfor the season in his adopted State.

"It's quite fitting that Jean rode him," Baker said. "He's a big part of the team. He's doing a super job and it has been a break-out year for him too.

"I've got a great team of staff back home from top to bottom. It's not easy at this time of the year. There is a lot of hard work and cold mornings, so it is nice for Shock Alert, who has been in the stable for a while, to win that city race."

A son of Rich Hill Stud stallion Shocking, Shock Alert was bought by Baker for NZ$110,000 at the New Zeeland Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale and the four-year-old has won close to A$130,000 to date.

"I thought he was fit and well but his form on wet tracks had been a bit patchy," Baker said. " Back on top of the ground , the key to him has been fine weather this past week.

"I think we will put him up in trip even further, up to 2000m, and he has definitely got a few more wins left, so he has been a good horse."

It is the third season in succession that Baker has trained a century of winners in New South Wales, with the effervescent horseman having prepared 102 winners nationally this season and prizemoney earnings in excess of $5.3 million. – NZ Racing Desk

Hallowed Crown @ Darley (Bm71) 1600m
Warwick Farm Track: Good(4) Time: 1:37.71
Shock Alert
T: Bjorn Baker J: Jean Van Overmeire 58
4g Shocking (AUS) x Just So (USA) (Kris S. (USA))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $110,000
V:Cypress Point Stables
B: Bjorn Baker Racing $110,000
T: J M Austin J: B Avdulla 60
6g Volitant (AUS) x Winning Odds (AUS) (Danewin (AUS))
Fantastic Man
T: John Thompson J: B Shinn 59.5
4g Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Femina Fashion (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $30,000
V:Riversdale, Scone
B: Inglis As Agent $30,000
Subtle Winner
T: W T Wilkes J: J Ford 53.5
7m Casino Prince (AUS) x Subtle Miss (AUS) (Nadeed (USA))
T: C J Waller J: J B McDonald 56.5
3g Reliable Man (GB) x Repenting (NZ) (Ekraar (USA))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Cambridge Stud
B: Hawkes Racing $200,000
Charming Lad
T: J C Coyle J: Ms K O'Hara 55
6g Murtajill (AUS) x Charming Lass (AUS) (Jeune (GB))
Mr Haussmann
T: C J Waller J: J Bowman 60
3g Pour Moi (IRE) x Lily L'amour (NZ) (Volksraad (GB))
NZB National Weanling Broodmare and Mixed Sale - Weanlings $14,000
V:Windsor Park Stud
B: NZB as agent $14,000
Another Snappy
T: J M Austin J: Ms K Adams 57.5
7g Elvstroem (AUS) x Opaline (AUS) (Jade Robbery (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $5,000
V:Invermien Pty. Ltd., Scone
B: T Howlett $5,000
More Moet
T: P and P Snowden J: A Layt 58
4g More Than Ready (USA) x Prerequisite (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Triple Crown Syndications/Snowden Racing $70,000
T: Ms S Murray-Leslie J: B Griffiths 57.5
4g Tickets (AUS) x Lets Hussle (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))