Chris Parnham aboard Truly Great winning the PeopleStart-Kingston Town Classic, 5 December 2020

Truly Great aiming for more success

Following his tremendous victory in the Group 1 People Start-Kingston Town Classic, Truly Great will be hoping to add the Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes to his accolades this preparation when he steps out at Ascot on Saturday.

The five-year-old gelding provided Chris Parnham with his first ever Group 1 last start, but regular jockey for the cerise and white William Pike will take the reins this start as he heads towards a Perth Cup.

The gelding by Dundeel has won five of his last six starts to take his career tally to seven victories from twelve races.

While only a small field for the Group 2 event, the short-priced favourite will still have to bring his best on race day with Trap For Fools also taking his place, fresh off his victory in the Listed G.A Towton Cup over 2200m.

It had been a long time between victories for Trap For Fools, but he received a perfect ride by Brad Rawiller and he should appreciate dropping 3kg to carry only 59kg in this event.