June 29, 2023 - LEICESTER, Race 1, Alw, GBP £9,000, 7.0F, .0000

Great Truth (GB), C, 2, 2021 by Dubawi (Ire)

1st Dam: Beyond Reason (Ire), by Australia (GB)
2nd Dam: No Explaining (Ire), by Azamour (Ire)
3rd Dam: Claustra (Fr), by Green Desert

Owner: Godolphin (GB)
Breeder: Godolphin (GB)
Trainer: Charlie Appleby

Making his debut in the same seven-furlong Leicester novice contest won 12 months ago by his smart stablemate Naval Power (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}), Godolphin's Great Truth (GB) (Dubawi {Ire})-Beyond Reason {Ire}, by Australia {GB}) created a big impression to become the operation's latest TDN Rising Star. Content to track the leading pair throughout the strongly-run early stages, the Charlie Appleby-trained 8-11 favourite loomed on the front end under James Doyle two out as he received a bump from the front-running Paladin (Ire) (Justify).

Striding on from there, the first foal out of the G2 Prix du Calvados and G3 Prix Six Perfections-winning dam veered right through greenness but still managed to power to a 5 1/2-length success from fellow newcomer Love You Darling (GB) (Land Force {Ire}), with 1 1/4 lengths back to the useful yardstick Phone Tag (GB) (Havana Grey {GB}) in third. Great Truth is the 35th TDN Rising Star for his outstanding sire in a list including Zarak (Fr), Coronet (GB), Benbatl (GB), Wild Illusion (GB), Too Darn Hot (GB), In Italian (GB) and Eldar Eldarov (GB).

"I sat on him last week and he showed that he had ability in his work," Doyle said. "He was quite green cantering to post today and he took his eye off the ball and had a bit of a wander once he got to the front, but he responded good. That will come with experience and I couldn't be happier. Beyond Reason was a handy mare for us and it'll be interesting to see how far he'll get, as he's quite a reactive horse. I didn't expect him to quicken up quite as much as he did, as at home he had been going through his gears gradually but was probably just sleeping a bit."

Pedigree Notes

Beyond Reason, a classy juvenile who was also third in the G2 Cape Verdi as a 4-year-old, also has a yearling full-brother to the winner and a colt foal by Lope De Vega (Ire). She is out of No Explaining (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}) who was successful in the GIII Gallorette H. and was third in the GII Dance Smartly S. and GII Lake George S. The family includes the GII American H. scorer Bayamo (Ire) (Valanour {Ire}), who was also runner-up in the GI Eddie Read H. and GI Charles Whittingham Memorial H.

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