True Story Betting
True Story represents the colours of Godolphin at the 2014 Epsom Derby on Saturday 7th June and trainer Saeed bin Suroor will be quietly confident of success. The colt by Manduro out of Tanzania came up short when favourite for the Dante Stakes but connections are hopeful that a step up in trip will suit.
Narrowly beaten by subsequent Group Breeders Cup winner Outstrip on debut, True Story quickly found his feed when winning a Newmarket maiden in July. Bin Suroor's colt was then held back for this Classic campaign and he returned with a comprehensive seven-length victory in a Listed race at Newmarket in April. He was next seen stepping up in distance and class when third in the Dante at York, despite going off favourite, although Godolphin expect their speedster to improve for a further step up in trip.
- 15th May 2014 - York - 3rd: Dante Stakes (Group 2)
- 16th Apr 2014 - Newmarket - 1st: Feilden Stakes (Listed)
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VERDICT: The Dante third should improve for a step up in trip and will surely come into the reckoning on good ground.