Speeding off into the eastern sunset

Speedy Grey (Michael Coleman) showing his class in his impressive debut win at Te Aroha.

Speedy Grey (Michael Coleman) showing his class in his impressive debut win at Te Aroha.

The connections of three most promising young Cambridge gallopers won’t have to worry about running into the talented Speedy Grey again.

Trainers Tony Pike, Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman and Stephen Marsh experienced the class of the Lauren Brennan-trained Speedy Grey when their respective charges, Sacred Shot, Camino Rocoso and Nymph filled the next three placings behind the impressive son of Thorn Park at Te Aroha on November 23.

Speedy Grey was making his debut that day and hasn’t raced since then, but Sacred Shot, Camino Rocoso and Nymph have all come out and cleared maiden ranks in their next starts at Ellerslie and all have done it in style.

New Zealand race fans waiting for the next opportunity to see Speedy Grey in action will have to tune into Hong Kong racing in the future as the four-year-old will be sent there next month.

“Because he won his maiden so impressively and the strong form around that race with the second, third and fourth horses all coming out and winning their next starts, he is now going to Hong Kong,” Brennan told The Informant.

When Brennan got Speedy Grey she knew it was only temporary as the horse is owned in Hong Kong and she says she is lucky to have kept him in her stable so long.

“Originally he was going to Hong Kong, but they decided to stay here and race him,” said Brennan after Speedy Grey’s decisive debut win.

Speedy Grey is from the three-race winner, Udiditagain, who was a juvenile stakes-winner who was runner-up in the Gr.2 Ford Wakefield Challenge Stakes at Trentham.