Racing: Shaw moves up second with Yes Baba

Racing: Shaw moves up second with Yes Baba
Event Description: Sunday Singapore meeting Race 5 #3 Yes Baba (J Moreira)

While Joao Moreira has made it a one-act affair in this year's jockeys' premiership quest, the battle for training supremacy has certainly turned into an exciting affair.

Three trainers - seven-time champion Laurie Laxon, Michael Freedman and long-time leader Mark Walker - went into last Friday's meeting level at 47 winners, with 2011 champion Patrick Shaw just two winners behind.

Laxon saddled two winners with two runners on Friday, Daniel and Huka Falls, to hit the front with 49 winners.

Shaw also sent out two winners, Premier Grade and Bale Star, to rank alongside Freedman and Walker at 47 winners apiece.

Laxon failed to land a winner with five runners yesterday. Walker and Freedman also failed with six and five runners respectively.

Shaw, on the other hand, managed to rope in a winner to move one ahead of Walker and Freedman and just one behind Laxon.

The South African was successful with his day's first of five runners, YES BABA, who lived up to his track form and overcame a wide barrier (No. 11) under Moreira to take the Class 4 Perak Turf Club Trophy event over 1,600m on the Polytrack in Race 5.

On his latest surge, Shaw said: "Yeah, at the moment, the horses are all well placed. They are getting into their places now. I can't complain. I've had a good year."

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