In a major internal move yesterday, the Jockey Club shunted racing secretary Alfred Chow out of the mainstream of local racing to a peripheral job with riding schools. Taking over in the pivotal position in the Racing Department is the Jockey Club's former audit controller, Marco K. Y. Cheng, who has no direct experience with the racing side of the powerful Club. There was no direct comment from the Jockey Club but Chow's departure from the important position was not unexpected. He had featured recently in at least two high-level inquiries, the most recent involving the bizarre case of jockey Stanley K. M. Chin who weighed in more than two pounds heavier than the weight at which he had been weighed out. Chow had been in the job for three years while Cheng has been with the Club for 11 years. Chow's new position is planning manager of the riding schools' project. Although the Jockey Club is developing equestrian activities - and particularly in relation to links with China - the post is low profile compared to the key position of racing secretary. On the racing front, champion trainer Ivan Allan will enter Oriental Express within the next 24 hours for the Yasuda Kinen race in Tokyo. The race is on the final day of the local season on June 14 and the QE II Cup hero is not likely to race again before the planned raid on Japan. 'There is nothing really suitable for him and the prize money for the Japan race is good. It is over 1,600 metres so I would need the time in between to freshen him up so it all falls into place quite neatly,' said Allan. 'I think it is well worth thinking long and hard about the Yasuda Kinen because it would suit Oriental Express. The odds are definitely in favour of us going,' The Yasuda Kinen is worth $10.8 million but the training maestro could face one major problem - a jockey. 'It has to be Douglas Whyte because he gets on so well with the horse. But we all know how intense the battle is for the championship and it could go all the way to the last day. 'If he needs a couple of wins to clinch the title on June 14, we can hardly expect him to go to Japan. 'But Oriental Express is being entered and being aimed for the race,' said Allan, who said he believes the English import deserves to be Horse of the Year.