Goodie, here's one to follow

HE went off at 5-1 on his Hong Kong debut and finished well back. There was not much support last night, however, for Goodie Goodie in the final event but don't be put off - this fellow is good enough to win a decent race before the end of the present season.

Goodie Goodie never really got into the final local race won by favourite Pasha until it was all over but he is better than his placing indicates and is definitely worth following.

Pasha, too, will benefit from this outing and it was full marks to trainer Ivan Allan for preparing him to the minute for a first up tilt. He will be better over longer and can be followed in a suitable Sha Tin race before the curtain falls.

And Fook Well looks a handy buy for trainer Alex Wong Siu-tan. He made his Hong Kong debut in the fifth event last night and was quickly into his stride for Lance O'Sullivan. The New Zealand-bred youngster may have been inclined to pull just a bit too hard in front but gave a grand sight and held on for a merited fourth place. Fook Well is sure to have learned from his initial Hong Kong experience and can be guaranteed to be thereabouts in a future race over the longer Sha Tin sprint or possibly 1,400 metres.

Team Valour battled courageously in the second event which went to bottomweight Key On who made full use of an inside run which appeared at the top of the straight - otherwise it might have been a different story. Trainer Allan has planned well with this fellow and this 1,800 metres is what he's after. He has seen a fair bit of action but there should still be a race in him before the curtain falls.