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Trainer Tan's GHOST SPEEDY is creepy good

PENANG TRACKWORK

GHOST SPEEDY stepped up preparations for his fifth success in Sunday's Sir Knight Handicap for Class 4 horses over 1,400m with a dazzling workout at Batu Gantong yesterday.

Taken out by a track rider, the four-year-old Australian gelding by Barely A Moment cantered one round and then followed up with a sharp sprint over 600m in 36.7sec. The going was yielding.

Ghost Speedy, who arrived unraced in May 2012, has four wins, two seconds and two thirds in 22 outings to date. He went four-up in May beating Just Blessed in a Class 4 event over 1,300m in good going in Penang.

Last time out, Ghost Speedy tried to make all the running, but folded up in the straight to finish ninth to Wind Of Success in a Class 4 event over 1,400m in good going in Penang last month.

Trained by Jerome Tan for Ghost Stable, Ghost Speedy deserves another chance to make amends on Sunday.

WORKOUTS BY HORSES ENTERED FOR SUNDAY

Class 4 - 1,100m: Citizen Man 41.6. Suarez and Try The Chance (Class 4 - 1,400m) 41.4. Good Meaning and Honest Man (Class 5 - 1,300m) 37.7. Barrier test: Speed Flying 36.6. Acme (Shafrizal) 35.7. Wojinski (Eirwan) 35.7.

Class 4 - 1,400m: Electronic Fortune canter/39.9, looking well, Ghost Speedy canter/36.7, in fine trim. Baby Polo (Eirwan) trot/canter/39.4, keeping form. Mogan's Pride 40.4. Providence canter/43.1. Barrier test/practice: Lira 36.7. Black Viscount 35.9.

Class 4 - 1,400m: Thundering Angel (Rosmizan) canter/39.6. Honest Beng canter/38.5. Liuzzi 36.8. Megatron canter/37.4.

Class 5 - 1,300m: Good Code went better than Smarty Eye (Class 5 - 1,600m) 37.2. Black Ahead canter/42.3. Ghost Buddy 41.6. Thestartishere canter/38.3. Glory Betting canter/39.4. Kendary canter/38.3. Mini Mouse canter/42.4. Barrier test/practice: Cizen Gift 35.8, keenly. Colourland Kid 36.

Class 5 - 1,300m: Sacred Dew (Salee) and Dragon Star canter/35.8. Good Timing canter/39. Lazaroo 42.7. Small Tiger (Yap) canter/39.9. The Sunbelt 40.2. Reel Schmick (Khairil) canter/41.9. Perhaps (Yap) canter/36.6. Superfly Sister (Razali) 44. Very Stylo and Affirmation (Class 5 - 1,600m) 40.9. Speed Train (Jasmin) canter/36.7. Barrier test/practice: Cizen Pure 36.7. Distant Glory 36.5. Ghost Valley 38.2.

Class 5 - 1,600m: World Superman (Jasmin) canter/38.5. Turningold canter/37.1. Aussie Son 41.7. Ace Amigo 37.9. Halim's Gift 41.1, keeping form.

Class 5 - 1,600m: Syce Cracker (Rosmizan) canter/37.5. Flying Horse (Jasmin) canter/36.8. Dalmation canter/37.5. Armour canter/37.1. Captain Ready 43.2. Speed Rocket 39.5.

Restricted Maiden - 1,300m: Happy Choice canter/42.6, improved, World Harmony 41.4. Evertrust canter/36.8.

Restricted Maiden - 1,300m: Supreme Sasso (Yap) canter/38.1. Barrier test: Light Speed (Muniandy) 36.8. Milan Fever (Shafrizal) 36.6. - NST.