True Romance delivered his owner Kiel Ward a hat-trick of wins in just over two months yesterday when, following his success over hurdles at Southwell & two weeks ago on the flat at Musselburgh, the 5yr old son of Mastercraftsman positively cruised up in the 1m4f handicap at Catterick.
Partnered once again by Graham Lee, the pair sat nicely poised in midfield of the 14 runners for much of the race before making smooth headway 2f out.
Graham then sent True Romance to the front just over 1f out and with a shake of the reins, they soon went readily clear to win by just under 4 lengths.
It was an excellent ride from Graham who always had True Romance in the right place, thereby avoiding the traffic problems that Catterick can sometimes present in running. And full credit to Truey for answering every question in such an emphatic style – it’s so lovely to see this horse’s confidence in himself grow.
Owner Kiel Ward & daughter Olivia with True Romance