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Steel Prince wins ticket into Melbourne Cup3 months ago
Emerging stayer Steel Prince won a thrilling renewal of the listed The Andrew Ramsden at Flemington to earn a spot in this year's Melbourne Cup.
The Anthony Freedman-trained import and Adelaide Cup favourite Surprise Baby settled down to fight out the finish, just as many good judges had predicted pre-race.
At the end of the 2800 metres, it was Steel Prince under champion jockey Damien Oliver that had the barest margin to spare.
"There's some good friends of mine in this horse. Look out Melbourne tonight, I think," Oliver told Racing.com.
"What a great contest, Surprise Baby is a really promising horse and it was a battle royal down that straight. Fortunately we came out on top, but I think they're two horses that are worthy of heading towards the Melbourne Cup.
"When I really asked him for the supreme effort he really dug deep."
The five-year-old son of Nathaniel, which began his career in Ireland, has now won five races on the bounce and eight of 18 overall.
"It was a fantastic race, they're both very good stayers," Freedman said.
"This horse, he just won't lie down. I knew when the other horse came at him he would dig in for the fight.
"He's had a great prep, obviously. He's incredibly tough and he's incredibly genuine.
"He's earnt his chance and he'll run well in the Melbourne Cup; I'm fairly confident he'll get a nice cheque."
Tasmanian stayer Eastender ran on well late to pinch third, while Alfarris was fourth.
Steel Prince's win brought up a race-to-race double for Oliver, who partnered Order Of Command to victory in the Listed Straight Six.
The Danny O'Brien-trained gelding overpowered Milwaukee to make it two wins in succession.
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