For varying reasons, it is probable that Hillstar and True Story are going to command the lion’s share of the media attention and the market in the lead up to this afternoon’s Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock.

True Story has been a big talking horse all season. The talk has not been without substance, mind you. The performance that the Godolphin colt put up in winning the Feilden Stakes at Newmarket’s Craven meeting was one of the most visually impressive performances of the early part of the season.