THOSE who have been around Hong Kong for about a quarter of a century and believe in omen bets would have had no problem getting the winner of the fourth event on Easter Saturday. Casey's Drum produced one of the day's better performance in darting through a gap that eventually opened in the 1,800-metre event to win by a length and three-quarters. The Irish import is owned by former Hong Kong international and early soccer superstar Derek Currie. There were rousing cheers for the winner and the happy owner was swamped in congratulations. And shouts of Yeso echoed around the unsaddling area from some of the older racegoers in attendance. That's the Chinese name for Jesus and it is the name that Currie is still best known by in Hong Kong. When he arrived here as a fresh young Scottish professional soccer player he was dubbed Jesus in the media and by the fans. The beard still in place gives a quick clue as to why that became his Chinese nickname. Easter Saturday and Jesus - come on, what more do you need? 'I was never as nervous before any game of football and I played in a lot of big games. And I can honestly tell you, watching him win was a bigger thrill than scoring for Seiko against South China,' said Currie. 'We've waited a while because he has had a lot of problems but it has really been worth it.' Tendon problems restricted the Irish import to just 10 starts in three years but yesterday's debut win has taken his earnings to more than $1 million. THE intrepid trio have safely returned from the trek through the Gobi Desert and racegoers can expect to see a colourful video of their adventures very soon. Mike Tibbatts led the expedition to Mongolia with television guru Mike Henricksen and presenter Richard Hoiles in attendance. 'We did get lost in the Gobi desert and there were quite a few other moments both hairy and amusing - but it was unforgettable,' reported Henricksen. The object of the exercise was to film Hong Kong horses that have gone to Mongolia for riding purposes - and other Jockey Club-associated equestrian activities on the mainland. TALKING of television, there are some red faces around Wharf Cable TV following a programming blunder of obviously monumental proportions on Good Friday. Racing To Win is the Jockey Club-produced preview programme that is aired on pre-race day evening at 7.30pm on Cable TV. It clearly has some fairly devoted viewers, judging by the telephone calls received when screens stayed firmly on the stocks and shares as normal start time rolled around. A human error was the official reason given yesterday. Fortunately, the complaints ensured that Racing To Win will be aired this month. Apparently it had not been put in the programming schedule at all. WE'RE not really used to girlish squeals and cheers at Sha Tin. The business is all about betting and those wagering their money tend to take the reverses and the successes in their stride. But things changed when Canto-pop idol Andy Lau made a brief appearance on course yesterday to boost the Jockey Club's appeal to racegoers to help re-cycle used betting tickets. It took a squad of security men to usher Lau through the crowd to a special podium in the public stand after the second race. The free admission may have had something to do with it, but there certainly seemed to be more young people in attendance than usual. They were all clustered around Lau as he did his bit for a cleaner racecourse. SOUTH African jockey Robbie Fradd had to give up a healthy book of rides yesterday through illness. Best wishes to the popular rider, who expects to be back on duty tomorrow morning.