Trueshan (Fr)

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

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,...

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Trueshan Back To Winning Ways In The Doncaster Cup

Beaten in the G2 Doncaster Cup last season, Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) showed his story is far from finished back in that Town Moor feature on Friday as he registered an unorthodox success returning from a break. Only fourth in the G3 Sagaro S. when last seen in May, the Singula Partnership's 7-year-old had undergone wind surgery in the interim and there were obvious questions as to whether he could get back to his previous pinnacle in the staying division. Things looked dubious for the 100-30 shot in the back...

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Doncaster: Can Coltrane Do It Again In The Doncaster Cup?

Causing an upset when edging out Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) in a thriller for last year's G2 Doncaster Cup, one of the staying division's leaders Coltrane (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) returns to Town Moor for another encounter with his nemesis on Friday. Having won Ascot's G3 Sagaro S. and the G2 Lonsdale Cup at York and been runner-up in the G1 Gold Cup in the interim, Mick and Janice Mariscotti's stalwart is better than ever at the age of six and is the one with the target on his back this...

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Bradsell Back At Ascot

Ascot's Wednesday fixture features some interesting pointers to the Royal meeting and, while the card needs some work to be seen as a true "trials" event, the G3 British Racing School 40th Anniversary Commonwealth Cup Trial is likely to provide some meaningful clues ahead of the main event. The six-furlong test, registered as the Pavilion S., sees the return of Victorious Racing's impressive G2 Coventry S. winner Bradsell (GB) (Tasleet {GB}) who has not been seen since sustaining an injury during the G1 Phoenix S. in August. "He's looking like...

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Trueshan Prevails In Long Distance Cup Thriller

Alan King trainee Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}--Shao Line {Fr}, by General Holme) had annexed the last two renewals of Ascot's G2 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup, but had failed to find a way past Coltrane (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) in last month's G2 Doncaster Cup. Having earlier run third in a thrilling edition of August's G1 Goodwood Cup, he was back at the top of his game to exact revenge on that rival and registered a hat-trick of victories in the two-mile marathon after a ding-dong tussle. Hollie Doyle was...

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Green Light Expected For Trueshan Cup Bid

He may have been missing from Royal Ascot, but Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) has since reminded everybody that he belongs at the very top of the staying division and he looks set to meet Kyprios (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) in his defence of the G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup on Tuesday. Re-routed to Newcastle to defy a big weight in the historic Northumberland Plate June 25, last year's winner has good ground and that is slow enough for connections to take the plunge. While...

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Osarus La Teste Yearling Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the upcoming Osarus La Teste Yearling Sale is online and can be viewed at The sale is scheduled for La Teste Racecourse, beginning at 1pm (local time). Heading recent graduates is Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}), victorious in the G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup and G1 Qatar Prix du Cadran. The €8,000 purchase in 2017, has accounted for £1,192,968 in career earnings. The sale has also produced Grade/Group 1 winners Sands of Mali, Fatale Bere and Medal Winner. A total of 57 sires will be represented at...

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A Yard Where Things Never Go Flat

The man for all seasons stands at the top of the Sharpridge gallop and doesn't need the delirious commentary of the skylarks to tell him that spring is now right on the heels of winter. Alan King can see that straight in front of him. The first pair to emerge from the murk of the distant valley floor includes his latest steeplechasing star, Edwardstone (GB) (Kayf Tara {GB}), doing his first work since winning at the Cheltenham Festival--and with a gusto that suggests he can eke out one last novice...

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St Mark's Basilica Divine at Cartier Racing Awards

St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), a four-time Group 1 winner in 2021 and five-time top-level scorer overall, was named the Cartier Horse of the Year and Cartier 3-Year-Old Colt during the 31st annual Cartier Racing Awards at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Wednesday evening. The sixth Cartier Horse of the Year for the Coolmore partners since the awards began in 1991, the Aidan O'Brien trainee joins the illustrious company of stablemates Giant's Causeway (Storm Cat) (2000), Rock Of Gibraltar (Ire) (Danehill) (2002), Hurricane Run (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) (2005),...

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Trueshan Wins Again In The Long Distance Cup

Adding to his fast-accumulating haul of big-race wins on Saturday, Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) justified even-money favouritism to bring up a repeat in Ascot's G2 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup. While not as demonstrative as 12 months ago, when the deeper ground saw him excel with a 7 1/2-length success, the subsequent G1 Goodwood Cup and G1 Prix du Cadran hero had a tactical affair to deal with this time but Hollie Doyle refused to be flustered anchoring him in mid-division. Despite his early exuberance, the 5-year-old had plenty...

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Adayar Heads Star Cast of Champions

Godolphin's June 5 G1 Epsom Derby and July 24 G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. hero Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) will be one of the 10 starters in Saturday's G1 QIPCO Champion S. at Ascot after Charlie Appleby pushed go on Thursday morning. Fourth in last Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp, the homebred has given all the right signals in the interim period and adds substance to a renewal robbed of Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) who has been re-routed to take the...

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Trueshan Masters Stradivarius In The Cadran

With suitable ground conditions scarce since Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) registered a career high in July's G1 Goodwood Cup, the long-awaited duel of the Cup Kings at last unfolded in the ParisLongchamp mud as he justified 8-5 favouritism and outpointed Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) for bragging rights in a stellar renewal of Saturday's G1 Qatar Prix du Cadran. Last term's G2 British Champions Long Distance Cup winner kept company with his 3-1 market rival and was off the pace in the pack for most of the 2 1/2-mile...

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