Speedy Fun on course for glory

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 18 January, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 18 January, 1996, 12:00am

SPEEDY Fun had looked a winner waiting to happen in his work prior to going into last night's opening event and that impression was emphatically underlined by his performance behind winning debutant Good Fortune.

Speedy Fun ran on determinedly to finish just behind the place-getters having suffered a fair bit of interference in the opening stages.

The Ivan Allan-trained son of Citidancer lost any winning chance during that early interference and did well to recover and finish so close.

When he is pushed up in distance he looks worth a decent wager from his current handicap mark of 41 as he is progressing all the time and will have derived considerable benefit in terms of experience from his two runs.

A less obvious candidate for a future bet is the Alex Wong Siu-tan-trained King Chariot.

A paddock inspection put him down as one of those who could be safely left out of calculations in the sixth event won by Good Assistant.

Against this background he did well to run fifth and, given the way he looked, he can surely improve on this effort - especially if he gets the chance to drop into Class Six.


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