Second Stony Creek Cup for King

Mar 11, 2013

It was a case of déjà vu for Second King at Stony Creek on Sunday, for the second year in a row the tough and talented gelding racing to a strong victory in the 2100m South Gippsland feature.

Having only his second run for the campaign - having won in convincing fashion on heavy going first up at Sandown last month - Second King was one of the main Stony Creek fancies and he was always travelling well mid-field on the rails for Peter Mertens who was also aboard last year.

Running down the in-form Zlatan - always a hard horse to pass - Second King got the upper hand over the final stages, his winning margin a soft ¾ length.

A six times winner from 24 starts, amassing over $200,000 in stakes, Second King is raced by Mick Kent with Sam Pelly who bred the son of King Of Prussia.

She is no stranger to country cup success, Second King being a half-brother to the Bendigo and Mornington Cup winner Banana Man.