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Steven King Booked To Ride Pentane
Melbourne jockeys Steven King will ride Pentane (Pentire-Tuff One, by Prince Raider) when the Lance O'Sullivan-trained NZ stayer contests the Gr3 Geelong Cup (2400m) on October 25. King, 36, rode Let's Elope to victory in the 1991 Gr1 Caulfield & Gr1 Melbourne Cups; he now has more than 50 Gr1 victories to his credit. The Geelong Cup "will be a vital race for Pentane in determining whether this year's Gr1 Auckland Cup winner goes on to contest the Gr1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 7" reported NZ Thoroughbred Marketing. O'Sullivan confirmed: "He has to run a top race in the Geelong Cup to warrant going on to start in the Melbourne Cup." Pentane is still booked to head to Melbourne next Saturday.