Trueshan remains on target for France – if ground is right

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August 24

The ground remained fast come the close of play on day two of York’s Ebor meeting, and, while Alan hopes that underfoot conditions remain that way for Paradias in Friday’s opening race, the forecast is for a deluge on the Knavesmire at 1pm on Friday, less than an hour before the curtain-raiser.

“What will be, will be,” has always been Alan’s motto, and it will be the same when Barbury’s stable-star Trueshan returns to action in France next month.

Trueshan looked in terrific order after exercise on Wednesday morning, having enjoyed a good break since Alan was again forced to pull him out of the Ascot Gold Cup in June at the 11th hour.

Alan said:”Trueshan is in super form, and we are working towards his return in the Prix du Cadran at Longchamp on October 1, which then gives us three weeks before he defends his Long Distance Cup crown at Ascot on Champions Day. Obviously, he is ground dependent for both races, as always, but we are where we want to be, and that is all we can do.”