Handle The Truth scores dominant win on debut at Wagga for Keith Dryden and Scott Collings

WINNER: Canberra trainer Keith Dryden won with Handle The Truth.

WINNER: Canberra trainer Keith Dryden won with Handle The Truth.

Exciting two-year-old Handle The Truth produced the performance of the day at Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Friday.

Handle The Truth cruised to a three-length victory on debut in the XXXX Gold 2YO Maiden Plate (1000m) for Canberra’s Keith Dryden and training partner Scott Collings.

The Star Witness gelding was backed from $3.00 into $1.65 favouritism and scored very impressively.

Jockey Mathew Cahill had a couple of looks over the shoulder and never really asked too much of Handle The Truth as he beat fellow Canberra two-year-old Freundin ($5.00) and Hard Core ($10.00).

Dryden hopes Handle The Truth can measure up in the $275,000 Black Opal Stakes (1200m) at Canberra on March 11.

“He’ll go to the preview and if he goes well in that, I think he would want to win, he’ll go to the Black Opal,” Dryden said.

“He’s shown us plenty...he’s going to be a nice horse.”

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