Shadow Speed can keep Ho in race

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 06 May, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 06 May, 1999, 12:00am

It has been a great season for second-year trainer Peter Ho and with the season coming to an end the rookie finds himself in a challenging position for the trainers' premiership.

It will be a marvellous achievement if he is successful. And there is every reason to believe he would have left Happy Valley racecourse last night convinced he has one certain winner in his battle for the title.

His Shadow Speed looked a good thing beaten in the sixth race where he finished third to Red Diamond and Harvard and the youngster should soon make amends for his unlucky defeat.

He was travelling like a winner as they came to the home turn but Eric Saint-Martin opted to go for a run between the winner and the weakening Harvard and was chopped out about 200 metres from home. By the time he got Shadow Speed balanced again, Red Diamond had scooted away. It was a promising effort and the son of Trempolino is one to follow. TLP