Planteur's Trueshan And Hollie Doyle Outclass Cadran Rivals In Paris

Trueshan skips awayScoop Dyga


Classy stayer Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}–Shao Line {Fr}, by General Holme) seized the initiative under Hollie Doyle from the bell and carried the G1 Qatar Prix du Cadran field pillar-to-post on a sunny Saturday at ParisLongchamp.

Pressed for most of the 4000-metre race by Emily Dickinson (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Frankie Dettori, the 7-year-old gelding dropped the hammer when cued by Doyle 500 metres from home, which burned off his main rival inside the final quarter mile. Moon Wolf (Fr) (Intello {Ger}) launched a mild bid later in the straight, but the 9-10 favourite skipped away to win by four lengths over that foe. Run For Oscar (Ire) (Oscar {Ire}) was another 3 1/2 lengths back in third.

It was a dramatically different tale than occurred during the G2 Doncaster Cup S. earlier this month for the Alan King trainee, as he had fought Doyle for much of that contest, but gutted out the victory in soft going that day once given his head. The Cadran was the third top-level score for the Singula Partnership-owned bay, who took the 2021 edition of this race and the Goodwood Cup that same year.

King, who did not make the journey to Paris, said, “I had a busy morning at home and I've just walked into Newmarket, but obviously I'm thrilled.

“I spoke to Hollie this morning and we thought there wasn't going to be much pace in the race. We said if that was the case we'd let him bowl along in front and he obviously loved it.

“He was more settled than he was at Doncaster and I think that was firstly because that run just knocked the freshness off him and second he just settled well in front today.

“We were struggling with him in the early part of the year, but the little wind operation we gave him as clearly helped and it looks like he's right back to his best.”

“He's a special horse and all credit to everyone at Barbury Castle,” said Doyle, who was winning for the 10th time on the dour stayer. “He's trained by a super trainer and it's great for Alan to get him back to where he is, winning the Cadran for a second time. My mum and dad are here and I don't think my dad has seen me ride a Group 1 winner, so it's extra special.”

A winner of his third G2 British Champions Long Distance Cup once again at Ascot to end his season, Trueshan was second in the Listed Further Flight S., and reported home fourth in the G3 Sagaro S. in May. After wind surgery, the Doncaster Cup was his first start since. He will target a fourth consecutive victory in the Long Distance Cup next month.

“The good thing is we have a fresh horse for the backend of the season and obviously we hope to go back to Ascot in three weeks' time to win that race for a fourth time,” King added of the Didier Blot-bred Trueshan. “I'll give him an entry in the [G1] Prix Royal-Oak the following week just in case he needs that extra time, but Ascot would be the plan.”

Pedigree Notes

The leading runner by Chapel Stud resident Planteur, Trueshan is one of six stakes winners for the stallion, who also has G2 Gran Premio del Jockey Club hero Road To Arc (Fr). Out of the winning mare Shao Line, the €8,000 Osarus La Teste Sale yearling turned 31,000gns Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up and HIT alum is a half-brother to four winners including Anecdotique (Fr) (Enrique {GB}), whose son True Marvel (Fr) (Masked Marvel {GB}) was second in the G1 Sydney Cup. Shao Line's latest foals are a pair of fillies by Planteur and Golden Horde (Ire) born in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

Saturday, ParisLongchamp, France
QATAR PRIX DU CADRAN-G1, €300,000, ParisLongchamp, 9-30, 4yo/up, 20fT, 4:19.52, g/s.
1–TRUESHAN (FR), 128, g, 7, by Planteur (Ire)
      1st Dam: Shao Line (Fr), by General Holme
      2nd Dam: Marie D'Altoria, by Roi De Rome
      3rd Dam: Marie De Lempire (Fr), by Faristan (GB)
(€8,000 Ylg '17 OSLATE; 31,000gns 2yo '18 TATHIT). O-Singula Partnership; B-Didier Blot (FR); T-Alan King; J-Hollie Doyle. €171,420. Lifetime Record: G1SW-Eng, 25-15-4-1, €2,057,680. Werk Nick Rating: D. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Moon Wolf (Fr), 128, g, 5, Intello (Ger)–Diyakalanie (Fr), by Ashkalani (Ire). 1ST GROUP 1 BLACK TYPE. (€45,000 Ylg '19 ARQAUG). O-Ecurie Ascot, Emeric de Spa, Jean-Pierre Menville & Stephane Wattel; B-Haras de Sainte Gauburge (FR); T-Stephane Wattel. €68,580.
3–Run For Oscar (Ire), 128, g, 8, Oscar (Ire)–Run For Sol (Fr), by Solon (Ger). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP 1 BLACK TYPE. O/B-Top Of The Hill Syndicate (IRE); T-Charles Byrnes. €34,290.
Margins: 4, 3HF, HF. Odds: 0.90, 23.00, 6.60.
Also Ran: Skazino (Fr), Vert Liberte (Ire), Emily Dickinson (Ire). Video, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

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