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Moment of 'Truth for Darley filly


Darley Stable's Grain of Truth (GB) scored her first U.S. victory today at Keeneland in an allowance event going a mile-and-one-sixteenth on the polytrack with jockey Rafael Bejarano in the irons. The 4-year-old filly broke well and rated close up on the inside. She found herself boxed in on all sides like a rush hour traffic jam until the final furlong when she found a hole and exploded from the field to win easily by three lengths under mild urging.

The Gulch bay was making her second start in the U.S. after putting a seven-furlong race under her belt at Saratoga on August 20th, racing for the first time on dirt. She was imported from Great Britain in February after tallying two wins and three seconds in a maiden race and listed races on the grass and polytrack going one mile to a mile-and-one-quarter. She has apparently found her home on the polytrack, as she had scored a two-and-a-half length win on the polytrack at Lingfield and today's three length win at Keeneland was her largest winning margin to date.

"She has been very straight forward and easy to train," said trainer Eoin Harty. "She moved up on the polytrack, as was evidenced by today's win. She will go to Santa Anita for the winter and hopefully get some black type."

Grain of Truth was bred in Great Britain by W & R Barnett, Ltd. She was purchased at Tattersalls in 2004 for $506,000 and is out of the Polish Precedent mare Pure Grain.

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