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Mongolian Falcon joins Baker-Forsman team

  • Tue, 10 Oct 2017
  • Richard Edmunds
Mongolian Falcon was a five-length winner of last year's Hawke's Bay Guineas.

Mongolian Falcon was a five-length winner of last year's Hawke's Bay Guineas.

Last year’s Hawke’s Bay Guineas winner Mongolian Falcon has joined the Cambridge stable of Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman.

The formerly Ruakaka-trained son of Fastnet Rock is on the comeback trail after suffering an injury in the Gr. 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas at Riccarton last November.

“He’s been here with us for about three weeks now,” Forsman told www.theinformant.co.nz. “We’re just getting him ticking over at the moment and giving him some time on the water walker.

“He’s coming off a long rehab and he’s had knee surgery. He’s still a colt and it’s a matter of keeping him in one piece and giving him all the time he needs.”

Baker and Forsman are familiar with Mongolian Falcon, having saddled their subsequent Australian Derby winner Jon Snow for a second placing when the colt scored a five-length win in last year’s Gr. 2 Hawke’s Bay Guineas.

Owned by the Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry, Mongolian Falcon was trained by Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs to record three wins and four placings from nine starts for prize-money of $128,250.