RACING: Cumani and Dettori Happy with Falbrav
Falbrav is a hot favourite with the British bookmakers to crown a fantastic career with victory in the pounds 1.4 million Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin tomorrow. William Hill go 11-8 about Luca Cumani's imposing entry while Coral are slightly longer at 6-4.
Falbrav, who retires to stud in Japan after the race, has earned his prominent position in the betting having won four of the nine Group or Grade One races he has competed in this season. Cumani has been happy with the horse's condition since he arrived. He said: 'All the signs have been as good with Falbrav as for any race this year. His weight is perfect, he loves the track and I couldn't be happier.'
Big-race jockey Frankie Dettori, fit again after twisting his ankle at Happy Valley on Wednesday, partnered Falbrav in a spin at Sha Tin racecourse yesterday morning.
After the piece of exercise, he said: 'I twisted my ankle on Wednesday night. Here they are very good and for a precaution they took an X-ray but I knew it was all right. …