The cool headed rider legged abroad his five victories in a single race meeting:
EXCELLENT DAY, QUALITY, SOUND MOUNT, WILBUR, BLACK DISTRICT
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.
|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|
EXCELLENT DAY was piloted home a comfortable winner over the heavily backed FORTUNE STREAM.
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.
SOUND MOUNT ran alongside the leading mare FISHY TALE, then coasted to nearly the easiest win of the day.
WILBUR and TIGRE paced behind the grey OPTIMA, and the winner just passed her on the line with the official winning by a neck.
BLACK DISTRICT took the lead before the home turn and cleared over the final 300 metres.
Glynn Pretty was also placed second on EPPING FOREST and ALFY ODELL.
With those five wins, Pretty jumped to the second place on the Jockeys’ premiership.
Acknowledgment to HKJC Racing Registry for offering record.