Baertschig­er to stake his cham­pi­onship claim

The Citizen (KZN) - - Racing Express - Larry Fo­ley Sin­ga­pore

– As the 2019 sea­son winds down and with win­ners ‘all but’ guar­an­teed in the train­ers’, jock­eys’ and ap­pren­tice cham­pi­onships, it may be a podium fin­ish among the train­ers that holds most fas­ci­na­tion in the fi­nal four meet­ings.

Mark Walker knocks in an­other premier­ship and Mike Cle­ments runs a very cred­i­ble sec­ond but Daniel Meagher holds onto third plac­ing by just two wins from a pair of ex­pat Aussies in Cliff Brown and Shane Baertschig­er.

And it may be Baertschig­er who is the dan­ger to Meagher with plenty of win­ning chances to­day.

Vul­can looks a chance early in the card in Race 3, be­fore both Ath­let­ica and No Regrets give him a chance to claw one back on Meagher in Race 5.

A four-pronged at­tack sug­gests the lanky Aussie holds the aces in Race 6, and while all have some hope on re­cent or best form, Ara­maayo looks one of the bet­ter bets on the day af­ter just miss­ing at his Sin­ga­pore de­but.

Ar­nan­tara in the last race can send Baertschig­er home a mul­ti­ple win­ner but fit­tingly his big­gest dan­ger looks to be Lim’s Zoom for Dan Meagher and the race should be a beauty.

Dan Meagher will ob­vi­ously not lie down eas­ily and the ‘Son of John’ also has a strong book with per­haps Touch The Clouds his best run­ner in what looks a very suit­able Class 4 af­fair over 1800m in Race 6.

Best Bets: Ara­maayo Race 6, Win; Ar­nan­tara Race 8, Win; and No Regrets, Race 5, Value.

Jack­pot: Race 5: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8; Race 6: 3, 4, 6, 8 and 12; Race 7 (1, 2, 5 and 8 and Race 8: 1, 2 and 3.

To take a bet

Go to www.tabon­line.co.za or www.bet­ting­world.co.za

SHANE BAERTSCHIG­ER

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