King conquers Caulfield on Riyadh

Riyadh - Bruno Cannatelli

Bruno Cannatelli

Seven days after ticking off Flemington as a venue he has won at, Lachlan King added Caulfield to his resume on Saturday.

The apprentice jockey partnered veteran gelding Riyadh (NZ) (Darci Brahma) to victory in the A$100,000 Tile Importer Handicap (1600m).

It followed success aboard Sherlock Holmes (Galileo) seven days earlier and has the 19-year-old, who already boasts city winners at Sandown and Mornington, satisfied with the way he is making the most of his opportunities.

"Obviously you can't do it without the rides and I've been very fortunate to be getting solid books on Saturdays in town," he said.

"If we can keep the winners coming, I'm sure the rides will keep coming."

King guided eight-year-old Riyadh to a long-head victory over another veteran, 10-year-old Jacquinot Bay (Galileo), who had trouble obtaining clear running on the fence in the first half of the home straight.

The victory was the third city success for the son of Darci Brahma, who started his career in Hong Kong, but joined trainer Peter Healey's Mornington base two seasons ago and has now won eight of 57 starts and $474,491 in stakes.

"You just don't get horses like this," Healey said. "We've only got five in work, so it's huge for us."


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