CHAMPION trainer Ivan Allan and Gary Stevens, the jockey who has taken Hong Kong by storm, are all set to team up in one of the world's most important races, the Kentucky Derby. Races at opposite sides of the world and a post-race meeting talk between Allan and the American star could result in the two men being involved with the Churchill Downs' 'Run for the Roses' on the first Saturday in May. Allan races the impressive Citadeed in England and the colt, who is trained by Peter Chapple-Hyam, finished third in the European Free Handicap to the Michael Kinane-ridden Diffidend last week. He is entered for the Kentucky Derby and Allan said yesterday: 'If he gets a run in the Derby then we'll have a go at it. I have spoken to Gary and I would like him to ride.' The departure of media darling Larry The Legend from the Derby field with a chipped knee means Stevens is available. He said: 'There is a definite possibility that I would go back to ride Citadeed but I must be honest and say I wouldn't want to go 10,000 miles and finish sixth. 'I was really disappointed when Larry The Legend came out because I reckon we could have won it.' NOT in any way wishing to sound pedantic, but the Jockey Club really should think seriously about changing their description of our midweek racing surface at Sha Tin. It is down in all publications produced by the Club as 'equitrack' but we all know that much maligned surface is no longer in existence. The surface the makers intended disappeared over a year ago to be replaced by the track we have now. That represents a lot of hard work from the former Clerk of the Course, John Jeffs, and the present incumbent, John Ridley. It is an 'all weather' track and it lived royally up to its name last Wednesday when typhoon-like conditions could not put paid to meeting. AND there were understandably pleased looks among the Jockey Club hierarchy when the second race on yesterday's card filled to capacity. This was the first two-year-olds only race since professional racing started and represented a worthwhile initiative by the Club. With the emphasis being placed on the importation of young horses, that can only prove truly beneficial to the sport. It would do no harm to programme more two-year-old races - and make the prize money even more attractive. IT wasn't the best of days for Sheri Kong Pik-wing, the young girl claimer attached to the Patrick Biancone stable. Sheri took a tumble from 99-1 chance Millions More as they were pulling up after the sixth event yesterday. She came down heavily on her wrist and was sporting an elastic bandage on the injured limb after the final event. She had to give up the ride on 30-1 chance On The Beat in the following event but that certainly didn't cost Sheri her first winner. On The Beat finished 10th under deputy Ricky C. K. Chung.