Pentathlon boosts cup hopes
05 Dec 2015Rising staying star Pentathlon returned a perfect dress rehearsal at Trentham this afternoon for one of the country’s premier distance events.
Fresh off a winning double over ground at Riccarton, the Goodwood Stud graduate was again triumphant in the Chalmers Premier 3200m.
Having now firmly established his two mile credentials, the son of Pentire looms as a top hope for the Gr 2 Wellington Cup.
“He’s just so relaxed and he likes a long rein and cruises around,” rider Lisa Allpress said.
Pentathlon loped along in the trail and was out at the right time to score by a length and a quarter.
“The last part he was dominant and he should be a good chance in the Wellington Cup.”
Out of the Prized mare Pinders Prize, Pentathlon was bought by trainer John Wheeler for $85,000 out of Goodwood’s 2013 draft to Karaka.
The chestnut is a three-quarter brother to the dual Group Two New Zealand Cup and O’Shea Stakes winner Pentathon.