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Trainer’s clue to True Detective’s chances

Over the past few months True Detective has announced himself as a stayer to be reckoned with.

On Saturday night he gets the opportunity to add another Group 1 win to his already illustrious list of feature race wins, when he lines up in the Group 1 Fanta Bale Super Stayers (725m) at The Meadows.

True Detective was the quickest of the heat winners last weekend, recording a time of 42.11sec in an all-the-way win from box one, beating Sandown 715m track record holder Here’s Tears.

The Group 1 Hume Cup winner has won six of his seven starts from box one and has come up with the coveted red rug again in Saturday night’s final.

“It’s great to get the red all the time, but I reckon he can win from different boxes,” trainer Jeff Britton said of his $2.70 TAB favourite.

WATCH: True Detective (1) holds out Here’s Tears (3) in a heat of the Fanta Bale Super Stayers clocking 42.11 (Best).

“He’s not actually that well boxed – there’s a lot of pace around him and if he does happen to slip early he could be in trouble.”

“He doesn’t have great track sense and I hope he pings, because he’s very good when out in front.”

“What I love about this dog is that he is continuing to improve over the staying distance with every start.”

Britton also has an Australian Cup contender in Mister Harlewood, who has drawn ideally in box two.

“He won’t be leading the race but one thing I do know, he will be hitting the line strongly,” Britton said.

Mister Harlewood is a $12 chance in the Group 1 TAB Australian Cup.



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