The Bjorn Baker-trained Gold Ambition fell short of Sydney’s top three-year-olds last year but a lot can change between the spring and autumn for a young horse.

And the beauty of improving three-year-olds is not knowing when they will reach their peak.

Gold Ambition was sent out an $81 chance in the Group I Randwick Guineas (1600m) earlier this month before flashing home into third, vindicating Baker’s opinion that his son of Savabeel had come back a better horse than the one seen finishing eighth in the Group I Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) last October.

“I was never 100 percent happy with him in the spring but he looks a lot better this time in and he’s going well,” Baker said.

“He’s great, he’s come on since the Randwick Guienas and I think the 2000 metres will suit.

“I think in the Spring Champion he didn’t have much luck either, he got knocked from pillar to post.”

Sold by Rosemont Stud at the 2014 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, Gold Ambition will be partnered by Tye Angland from barrier 10 and is an $11 chance with online bookmaker Sportsbet.

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