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Alan King has established himself as one of Britain’s top National Hunt trainers since taking out a licence in 1999 but he’s no one-trick pony and has becoming an emerging force on the Flat in recent years.
King clearly has one of the best stayers in training in In Trueshan, a gelding who cemented his place in the Long Distance category by landing the 2021 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup. A maiden Group 1 success for the trainer.
Trueshan showed his progression at the end of 2020 on QIPCO British Champions Day when routing his rivals in the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup.
Partnered again by Hollie Doyle, he was always travelling strongly and surged seven-and-a-half lengths clear after leading a furlong out.
His task was made easier by Stradivarius, the hot favourite, running below-par but there is substance to the form with Search For A Song, the dual Irish St leger winner, chasing him home, and Fujaira Prince, the Ebor hero, third.
Trueshan acts well on soft ground and his connections are unlikely to grumble if we have a wet summer in 2021. Equally, he has also shown his effectiveness on good going.
It just gets better and better for @HollieDoyle1 ?
— Champions Series (@ChampionsSeries) October 17, 2020