Champions Series Dark Horses for 2018: Wells Farhh Go
15 Feb 2018
In the first of a new weekly series, we look beyond the obvious at horses who might shine in this year's Champions Series
In the first of a new weekly series, we look beyond the obvious at horses who might shine in this year’s Champions Series, starting with an unbeaten colt trained in Yorkshire.
Horse: WELLS FARHH GO
Form: 11. Trainer: Tim Easterby.
A tall son of the high-class Farhh, Wells Farhh Go changed hands for €16,000 as a foal and 16,000gns as a yearling, but apparently his owners rejected much bigger sums for him after he had won a ten-runner minor event on his debut over seven furlongs at York in July by 2¼ lengths from Laugh A Minute, who would subsequently go onto land a valuable sales’ race at Doncaster.
Wells Farhh Go returned to York a month later for the Group 3 Tattersalls Acomb Stakes and showed great resolution to pip James Garfield by a nose.
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The pair pulled clear and the runner-up went on to land the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury in emphatic style.
Wells Farhh Go needed every inch of the seven furlongs of the Acomb to get on top and seems certain to relish a mile and more this year. His sire and dam were winners over a mile and a quarter.
Both this runs have been on rain-softened ground but there is no reason to think he will not be as effective on quicker terrain. He is 66-1 chance for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 6 and is the same price for the Investec Derby at Epsom on June 3.