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4/5/2020 The Inevitable’s Goodwood rider confirmed

Dean Holland has won the battle for the ride on The Inevitable in the Group 1 The Goodwood in Adelaide later this month.

Holland’s manager Pete Newcombe confirmed the engagement on Sunday morning.

“Dean’s really excited and looking forward to the opportunity,” he said.

Holland is one of the team of Victorian riders who self-isolated in Adelaide for a fortnight in search of Group 1 opportunities at the Carnival, which ramped up with Sangster Stakes Day on Saturday.

The Inevitable charged up betting charts on The Goodwood after a slashing first-up second placing under apprentice jockey Tahlia Hope and 60kg, when he peeled off a sizzling final 400m, to Prezado at Flemington on Anzac Day.

Now trained by Patrick Payne after initially prepared by Scott Brunton, The Inevitable is the $5 second favourite in bookmaker markets, which is headed by Gytrash at $3.60.

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