End-of-season Delight in store for owner Law

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 June, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 June, 2007, 12:00am

Owner Peter Law Kin-sang can end a season of fluctuating fortune on a high note when Prime Delight (Gerald Mosse) takes his place in the final event at Happy Valley tonight.

Prime Delight began the season in the yard of Danny Shum Chap-shing but migrated across to Caspar Fownes when it became clear to Law that Shum no longer wanted to use the owner's good friend and trusted advisor, Shane Dye.

Law, whose racing fame was etched most vividly in 2003 through the deeds of sprinters' triple crown hero Grand Delight, has had to be patient with Prime Delight, a son of the great European middle-distance galloper Montjeu.

But Fownes seems to have the four-year-old moving well again in trackwork, and Prime Delight's second placings at each of his last two starts should lay the platform for his return to the winning list.

Mosse has picked up the ride at the expense of Dye, who is suspended for the final two meetings of the season. The Frenchman has been the strike jockey for Fownes this season, and shares the honours (with stable apprentice Jacky Tong Chi-kit) for riding the most winners for the yard - 12 apiece.

The engagement of Douglas Whyte for Quest For Love promotes some interest, as does the decision by trainer David Ferraris to step the gelding up in distance to 1,800m.

You would think that for a horse by 1990 Epsom Derby winner Quest For Fame out of a daughter of 1985 Victoria Derby hero Red Anchor, getting 1,800m should not be an issue but until now, the four-year-old has not been tried beyond 1,650m.

Quest For Love has been moving more freely in recent weeks and Whyte has been taking a keen interest in his progress. The Durban Demon has been on board Quest For Love in every gallop for the past three weeks and when Whyte gets so personally involved in a horse's preparation, positive results are never far away.