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Alternative Fact

Bay Gelding
DOB: 28 Feb 2015
Dalakhani x O Fourlunda (Halling)
Owner: The Alternative Lot

This smart colt is by the Arc and Prix Du Jockey Club winner Dalakhani, the sire of numerous Classic winners including Conduit and Reliable Man. Alternative Fact is out of the Halling mare O Fourlunda, a half-brother to the 2005 Cambridgeshire and multiple Gr.3 winner Blue Monday, who was also third in the Gr.1 Juddmonte International.

Alternative Fact showed distinct promise when finishing second at Newmarket on his debut, before sluicing up in a Salisbury maiden. We then took him to Deauville to contest a Listed race and he finished an excellent second behind Wooton.

His comeback the following year in the Gr.3 Prix de Guiche at Chantilly saw him encounter French horses of Classic calibre once more. He went on to run in the Gr.2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot, settling a lot better than on his previous start and followed that effort with a solid run in a Sandown handicap, when a slow break hindered his progress.

His 2019 season got off to a slow start but a drop down in trip to a mile was prescribed as a result. His first start back over a mile resulted in a good third in a very competitive Sandown handicap. He followed that up with solid placed efforts. He went on to finish a very respectable eighth in the Cambridgeshire, staying on strongly through the line. He saw the season out with a brilliant victory at Newmarket on his preferred soft ground, staying on strongly under Silvestre De Sousa.

Link to form and entries  (courtesy of the Racing Post; opens in a new window)

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