“It’s a very tough race on Saturday but we’ve had a lot of luck in Queensland and it’s been a happy hunting ground so I’m hoping it can continue,” Baker said.
“I’ll see how he goes in Group company in his next two starts before looking too far ahead but if he handles the step up then I’ll be looking at the Golden Rose in the spring.”
Baker was reluctant to single out a danger to Overpass, who was bought by Darby Racing for $75,000 at last year’s Sydney Easter sales.
“It’s a very tough race so I suppose they’re all chances but he deserves his chance as well,” Baker said.
Baker - a former pharmacist before taking up training – won the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 in 2016 with Music Magnate.
His other major Queensland wins were with Unencumbered in the Magic Classic Classic in 2014, the Magic Millions Cup with Redouble and Magic Millions Sprint with Egyptian Symbol in 2019.
Baker also prepared former star sprinter Winning Rupert, who claimed the Group 2 Champagne Stakes in 2016.
Winning Rupert returned later that year to win the Listed Gold Edition Stakes at Doomben and Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate at Eagle Farm before being injured when fourth in the Magic Millions Guineas in 2017.