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Bieg on track for career-best season

Chris Bieg is heading interstate in search of more success this weekend when in-form mare Diamonds and former top two-year-old Free Of Debt head to Melbourne.

Bieg is closing in on a career-best season having already trained 16 winners (22 wins his best in 2018-19) and will chase his first Flemington double with the in-form duo.

“The last couple of months have been terrific,’’ Bieg said.

Diamonds comes off a smart Flemington win and Bieg said having been down the straight was crucial to her last-start win.

“I think that experience down the straight got her over the line last time,’’ Bieg said.

“She’s really well and I see no reason she can’t do it again,’’ he said.

Free Of Debt returned to racing winning the Group 3 D C McKay Stakes at Morphettville before running a respectable race in the Group 1 Goodwood during the Adelaide Racing Carnival.

Bieg opted against last week’s Golden Topaz at Swan Hill and is hoping the horse can again find winning form at Flemington having enjoyed success there in his debut season.

“There were a few reasons we opted against Swan Hill,’’ Bieg said.

“The 1200m does test him, he had plenty weight and the track might not have suited, so we had enough reasons not to go.

“His work has been good and hopefully he can run well,’’ he said.

Bieg has Tubby Two Tracks engaged at Murray Bridge on Saturday as well as Starsongari heading to Bendigo on Sunday.

“The way the Murray Bridge track raced on Monday gives me the indication we should go to Bendigo with Starsongari,’’ Bieg said.

“Getting back wasn’t the place to be then and that’s how she races.

“Tubby Two Tracks is a mare in form. She’s back in trip but that doesn’t both me, she can jump and make her own luck,’’ he said.

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