Murray Baker has praised his Caulfield Cup favorite  Mongolian Khan as one of the best he has had in his stable, reports

Baker, who has won some of Australia's biggest races with Nom Du JeuIt's A Dundeel and Lion Tamer, is perfectly poised to strike in the $3 million feature with the ATC and New Zealand Derby winner.

Baker and son Bjorn trained Nom du Jeu to success in the 2008 ATC Derby, before going solo in winning the same race in 2013 (It's A Dundeel) and 2015.

Lion Tamer careered to a 6.5-length win in the 2010 VRC Derby for the father-son partnership.

It's A Dundeel won the Queen Elizabeth Stakes for Baker in 2014, one of six Group 1 victories by the son of High Chaparral.

But the son of Holy Roman Emperor ranks right up there according to the New Zealand trainer.

"He's certainly one of the best. He's got the record," Baker told's Racing Ahead on RSN.

"I just think he's an out-and-out stayer.

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"He's probably not a 2000m horse, and at weight-for-age, close contact with a lot of good even horses, it's probably not his race.

"He'd be better suited to a 2400m weight-for-age [race]."

Despite discussion circling the firmness of the track at Caulfield in recent weeks, Baker said Mongolian Khan had suffered no ill effects from his runs in the Underwood Stakes and Caulfield Stakes.

"No he hasn't shown any signs at all, much to our surprise because as you know the tracks in New Zealand have always got a bit of cut in them," he said.

"He raced through summer in New Zealand last year and probably didn't run on a track as hard as Caulfield last week, and he seems as good as gold."

Tactically, Mongolian Khan - set to jump from barrier six if the emergencies come out - will not be ridden cold.

"Hopefully he'll be thereabouts [to the speed], I wouldn't imagine he'll be out the back unless something happens. He should get a nice run, he'll have his chance," Baker said.

Mongolian Khan is a $4.40 chance with CrownBet, leading the chances from ATC Derby runner-upHauraki ($8) and VRC Oaks winner Set Square ($8.50).