John Whitaker and Bertram Allen battle for speed supremacy in Hong Kong

It went to the wire in Hong Kong, but the final rider, Bertram Allen on Quiet Easy 4, just pipped John Whitaker and Lord of Arabia (pictured) for the Longines speed challenge by 0.61 sec. So Ireland's young star Bertram takes another class with John Whitaker in second. "He won last night, he was great to come out again after going so fast, but he's on form," said Bertram on Quiet Easy 4. John was pleased with second place and credited Bertram. "Bertram is so fast, when he's clear he's almost impossible to beat and he get the horses jumping well for him, he's talented." Billy Twomey and Ardcolum Duke were sixth.

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