“On form Desert Lord looks the pick of the two but I’m hoping the blinkers will help Baccarat Baby,” Vandyke said.
“The blinkers are going on to sharpen her up and if they improve her a length or two then she’ll be very competitive.
“It’s a very strong race full of quality but one of them has to win to get into the Magic Millions Cup.
“Baccarat Baby hasn't won for 14 months which is a long time for a good mare like her.”
Vandyke said Baccarat Baby has been hard to place since her glory days as a two and three-year-old.
“She’s been a little frustrating to place more than anything so I’m hoping the blinkers work.”
Vandyke was buoyed by good barriers for both sprinters, particularly Desert Lord, who is coming off a last start restricted class win over 1200 metres at Doomben in November.
“It was a very big win considering he had to sit three deep with no cover,” he said.
“He’s a very nice horse and I’ve trained for some of his connections in the past, that’s how he ended up coming to me.