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5-win day, Glynn Pretty 1976-05-22


 

 

Pretty Day; Pretty Ace

 

1976-05-22 Glynn Pretty 5 wins from 8 rides out of 9 races at Happy Valley .

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Australian jockey Glynn Pretty nearly created a new Hong Kong record for the number of winners in an afternoon in Happy Valley.

The cool headed rider legged abroad his five victories in a single race meeting:

EXCELLENT DAY, QUALITY, SOUND MOUNT, WILBUR, BLACK DISTRICT

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The former South Australian and Singapore-Malaysian champion went within an ace of rewriting the books.

He finished a close second by 1-1/2 length on ALFY ODELL in the final race.

Nevertheless, Pretty earned himself a pretty sure niche in the record books of professional racing in Hongkong.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

R-# Winner R-Ind. Trainer Class Race Dist. Field Win $
1 EXCELLENT DAY 357 N Metrevelli 6 Link Handicap 2230 8 41.70
2 QUALITY 358 R Burns 8 Clementi Handicap 1235 12 42.50
4 SOUND MOUNT 360 J Goswell 3 Hysan Handicap 1 1235 8 12.10
6 WILBUR 362 M K Tam 8 Haven Handicap 1800 8 35.10
8 BLACK DISTRICT 364 N Metrevelli 3 Hysan Handicap 3 1235 7 8.80

 

Race 1

EXCELLENT DAY was piloted home a comfortable winner over the heavily backed FORTUNE STREAM.

 

Race 2

QUALITY, the 11-year old veteran, a mare well backed at 8-1, fought on doggedly, though T O Lau, a first-race apprentice, led till the last 200 metres.

 

Race 4

SOUND MOUNT ran alongside the leading mare FISHY TALE, then coasted to nearly the easiest win of the day.

 

Race 6

WILBUR and TIGRE paced behind the grey OPTIMA, and the winner just passed her on the line with the official winning by a neck.

 

Race 8

BLACK DISTRICT took the lead before the home turn and cleared over the final 300 metres.

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Pretty would have been the first jockey since professional racing became part of Happy valley in 1971 to boot home six in a day.

Glynn Pretty was also placed second on EPPING FOREST and ALFY ODELL.

As it turned out he, by that time, shared the record with champion Gary Moore, who won five in a day earlier in the season 1975-11-01.

 

 

REFERENCE

 

With those five wins, Pretty jumped to the second place on the Jockeys’ premiership.

He got one ahead of Tony Cruz, but still 17 winners behind Gary Moore.

 

 

RELATED LINK

 

5-win day Miers – Burns 1978-11-18 – 《RacingMemories.HK》

6-win day 2010-06-20 Prebble & Fownes – 《RacingMemories.HK》

 

Acknowledgment to HKJC Racing Registry for offering record.

 

 

 


 

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