Second Gr.1 victory for Planteur's son Trueshan
Planteur’s son Trueshan powered through in the closing stages to capture the Prix du Cadran at Longchamp today beating the best stayers in Europe.
It was his second Gr.1 victory having landed a decisive win in the Gr.1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup earlier this season.
Trueshan ducked through on the inside and swept through prevailing in the tussle with top-class stayer Stradivarious to win for owners the Singula Partnership and trainer Alan King.
Jockey James Doyle said: "It was a bit cat and mouse, when we switched back I was a little concerned as I had a nice position and a few kicked up the inside so we had to switch tactics and be a bit more aggressive. He stays all day and has good a kick on this ground."
Winner of the Gr.2 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot last season, Trueshan was bred by Didier Blot. He is a half-brother to four winners in France, out of a winning daughter of General Holme, and is by far the best performer under the first three dams on his page.
A Gr.1 winner and the highest earning son of Danehill Dancer, Planteur enjoyed great support from breeders in his first season at Chapel Stud this year having relocated from France.