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Strong staying effort from Pentathlon
29 Oct 2015A genuine pace at New Plymouth today set up an upset victory for Goodwood Stud graduate Pentathlon.
The four-year-old settled back off a tempo and rounded off strongly at the end of 1800 metres.
“He appreciated the hot speed and was able to finish over the top of them,” trainer John Wheeler said.
The Taranaki horseman bought Pentathlon out of Goodwood’s 2013 Select Sale consignment to Karaka for $85,000.
“He’s a really nice horse and he’s got everything going for him,” Wheeler said.
As a son of Pentire, he expected the chestnut to be more effective over 2000 metres and beyond.
Pentathlon is out of the Prized mare Pinders Prize and a family Wheeler knows very well
He prepared Pentathlon’s three-quarter brother Pentathon for Group Two wins in the NZ Cup and the O’Shea Stakes.
The Gr 1 New Zealand Oaks winner Starline also features in the pedigree.