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Noble Truth makes an impressive return to action

Three-year-old Kingman colt Noble Truth registered a six length victory in the Listed King Charles II Stakes at Newmarket on Friday for his second stakes win.

Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 30th April 2022:

Noble Truth, off the radar in the Saudi Derby last time, bounced back in style on European return to outclass his rivals in this straight seven-furlong test for a second blacktype triumph.

Last term's Gr.1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere second was in command, racing in isolation on the far side throughout and was ridden away from all threats inside the final quarter-mile, hitting the line with an impressive six-length buffer back to Honey Sweet.

"It was always the plan to keep him away from the other horses and that was a great ride by William [Buick]," said trainer Charlie Appleby.

"The plan today was to jump out and get away from everyone else and see whether he could relax and get into a rhythm. You could sort of see that he'd put it to bed from halfway because he was in that sort of rhythm. He's a good horse, he's got some rock-solid juvenile form and you can disregard that run in Saudi because he just didn't turn up on the dirt, but that's the game. I'm not sure about what's next and I wonder if he's a [Gr.3] Jersey Stakes horse. He might just be a bit vulnerable over the mile, but to be fair he wasn't stopping there so we'll see."