Humidor: last victory came at Doncaster at the end of 2011PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Humidor primed for Cammidge comeback
GEORGE BAKER is planning to hit the ground running on the opening weekend of the Flat season at Doncaster with Humidor primed for Saturday's Listed William Hill - New iPad App Cammidge Trophy.
Humidor has not entered the winner's enclosure since winning at Doncaster at the end of 2011 but has put up a number of decent performances in the interim, including a close fourth in the Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York.
With the ground forecast to be soft at Doncaster, Baker feels things are right for the Humidor to break his losing sequence.
Speaking in Trainer File for the Racing & Football Outlook, Baker said: "He's been an asset to our team ever since day one. He hasn't won for 18 months, but last year he put up some huge runs without getting his just rewards. His finest run was when a close fourth in the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York behind Aussie superstar Ortensia.
"He needs a little give underfoot, which he should get at Doncaster this weeken d where he's due to run in the Cammidge Trophy. I'm looking for a big run as there won't be any excuses about lack of fitness."
Baker has also labelled two-year-old Mister Mayday, a 26,000gns son of Kheleyf, as "very exciting".
"I haven't pressed any buttons yet but he's very exciting," Baker added. "Everything he does is completed with the minimum of fuss and has the mind of a three-year-old already. I hope to have him ready by the end of next month."
Get the lowdown on George Baker's string as the Flat season fast approaches in the Racing & Football Outlook - available to buy from Tuesday