Tim Easterby Adds Unbeaten Wells Farhh Go To Derby Field
British Horse Racing Authority Press Release
Tim Easterby’s unbeaten colt Wells Farhh Go is one of six second entries for the Investec Derby at Epsom on June 2.
Both his victories came at York, the latest in the Group Three Acomb Stakes in August, and he could make his seasonal reappearance in the Betfred Dante Stakes on the Knavesmire in May.
“He’s in good order. We’ve just paid nine grand to put him in the Derby,” said Great Habton-based Easterby.
“He might have a run before the Dante, but I don’t know where. I can’t find an obvious race to run him in. He’s in the French Derby as well.
“It’s possible the Dante might be his first run. The back-end of the season will be his time.”
He added: “We don’t have to give him a racecourse gallop. We’ve got good facilities here.
“The races we’re looking at are the Dante, French Derby, Derby and the Leger.
“We’ve just got Aidan O’Brien’s battalion to look out for.”
Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer has two made second entries, in White Mocha and Fajjaj.
White Mocha was successful on two of his three starts last year, including over a mile at Newbury.
The twice-raced Fajjaj captured an Ascot seven-furlong maiden before finishing a staying-on fourth over the same distance in the Tattersalls Stakes at Newmarket.
Palmer said: “White Mocha was an exciting two-year-old, but everything he did, he did with the promise of this year.
“I have been very happy with how he has wintered and the chances are that he will probably reappear at the Craven Meeting at Newmarket, conceivably in the Craven, but possibly in the Feilden.
“He has a stout German pedigree on the female side and you would think his sire Lope De Vega would give him a chance of staying at least a mile and a quarter, although his work suggests he has the speed for a mile at this time of the year.
“I have also heard it said that if you think you are guaranteed to stay a mile and a half this early in the season, you probably haven’t got the speed for the Investec Derby.
“Fajjaj just had the two starts at two and is a big, scopey horse. He has more of a miler’s pedigree – his sire Dawn Approach ran in the Derby and didn’t stay – so we will have to see.
“I think Fajjaj will be at least a 10-furlong horse. He is doing everything right at the moment and I have put him in the Dante.
“Both horses will run in a trial at some stage and we will see where we are with them then.”
Godolphin’s famous royal blue silks have yet to be carried to victory in the Derby. Sheikh Mohammed’s operation has one second entry courtesy of the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Bedouin’s Story.
Top French trainer Andre Fabre has added Rabdan. Owned by Al Shaqab Racing, the home-bred son of Frankel created a striking impression on his second start when taking a 12-furlong Saint-Cloud maiden by nine lengths on Monday.
Miles Christianus, an unraced son of The Carbon Unit owned and bred by Thistle Bloodstock, completes the additions for the premier Classic.