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Up until October 2020, Trueshan spent most of his career competiting in some of the sport’s bigger Handicap races.
That all chnaged however when the 4-year-old gelding surged to victory in the Long Distance Cup on QIPCO British Champions Day.
In a very well-run race, it was Trueshan and the in-form Hollie Doyle who were out in a league of their own. Positioned alongside Dettori and Stradivarius, just one off the rail as they turned for home and travelling prominently, Alan King’s stayer always looked to have every chance. As the pace started to quicken, Hollie searched for another gear and she found plenty. Trueshan picked up beautifully and came away from his rivals to come home well in front.
In truth, it never looked like Stradivarius’ race. Sat in the middle of the pack as they turned for home, Dettori urged his companion along but after a busy season it was not to be for the magnificent duo.
However, that will not take away from the wonderful story of Trueshan. A magnificent victory for trainer Alan King and another feather in the cap of record-breaking Hollie Doyle who continues to go from strength to strength.
It just gets better and better for @HollieDoyle1 👏
— Champions Series (@ChampionsSeries) October 17, 2020
The manner of his victory mean’s that the Alan King trained stayer will no doubt go forward as one of the staying division’s most formidable.