Trueshan Prix du Cadran 30 Sep23 racingfotos 82442016448 web

Trueshan outclasses rivals to land third Gr.1 victory

Planteur’s tough, sound and ultra talented son, Trueshan, made all to win for the second time the Gr.1 Prix du Cadran in impressive style by 4l at ParisLongchamp today.

Given a terrific ride by jockey Hollie Doyle, he sent a relentless gallop from the front to make all and enjoy a remarkable ninth Stakes success, and his third Gr.1 victory.

Hollie Doyle said: “He was quite exuberant last time so I just thought I’d take the bull by the horns and ride how I wanted to ride him. He loved it in front, he pricked his ears and we went a nice tempo.

Andrew Gemmell, one of the members of the Singula Partnership, owners of Trueshan, added: “I was midly pessimistic but I was really pleased with the run and all the owners are absolutely delighted. It’s great for everyone to be here and the horse to run so well. He’s a special horse to win this race twice and to run so well on ground we weren’t sure about.”

Trainer Alan King spoke about Trueshan’s next target which will be to aim for hopefully a fourth consecutive victory in the QIPCO Long Distance Cup at Ascot.

Trueshan was following up his success in the Gr.2 Doncaster Cup Stakes at Doncaster just a few weeks ago, having been off since May. He was adding to his impressive Stakes winning tally which now stands at three Gr.1 races, four Gr.2 races and two Listed races. Indeed, he has run in 15 Stakes races and won or been placed in 13 of them.

Last year Trueshan became the first horse to win three races on British Champions Day after another brave victory in the Gr.2 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot. He was also the 2021 Champion Stayer and has now won the Gr.1 Prix du Cadran twice and the Gr.1 Goodwood Cup. In total, Trueshan has won 15 of his 25 starts and amassed over £1.7m in prize money.

Bred by Didier Blot, Trueshan is a half-brother to four winners in France out of Shao Line (General Holme), and is one of the best performers under the first three dams on his page. Also in the family is Australian stayer True Marvel (Masked Marvel), runner-up in the Gr.1 Sydney Cup and third in the Gr.2 Brisbane Cup. Shao Line was covered by Planteur again this year.

His sire Planteur has enjoyed great support from breeders in his first three seasons at Chapel Stud for DahlBury following his relocation from France.