Wells Farhh Go among six second entries for Investec Derby
4 Apr 2018
Connections of six horses have thrown their hats into the Derby ring at a cost of £9,000
Wells Farhh Go is unbeaten and now has the option of running in the Investec Derby. Picture: Racingfotos.com
The total number of entries for the Investec Derby, world’s premier Classic which forms part of the QIPCO British Champions Series, rises to 135.
— Racing UK (@Racing_UK) September 4, 2017
He is a 50-1 chance for Derby glory with Unibet, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival.
Top French handler Andre Fabre has added Rabdan (25-1). Owned by Al Shaqab Racing, the homebred son of Frankel created a striking impression on his second start when taking a 12-furlong Saint-Cloud maiden by nine lengths on April 2.
Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer has two made second entries to the £1.5million showpiece in Lope De Vega colt White Mocha (66-1) and Dawn Approach colt Fajjaj (50-1).
The twice-raced Fajjaj captured an Ascot seven-furlong maiden before finishing a staying-on fourth at the same distance in the Group 3 Tattersalls Stakes at Newmarket.
Palmer explained: “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.
“He has a stout German pedigree on the female side and you would think Lope De Vega would give him a chance of staying at least a mile and a quarter.
“Fajjaj just had the two starts at two and is a big, scopey horse. He has more of a milers’ 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 (at York on May 17). 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 Investec Derby.
Sheikh Mohammed’s operation has one second entry courtesy of another Farhh colt, Bedouin’s Story (Saeed bin Suroor, 100/1), who ran once last year at Newmarket.
Miles Christianus, an unraced son of The Carbon Unit owned and bred by Thistle Bloodstock, completes the six second entries for the 2018 Investec Derby.
It cost £9,000 to be a second entry for the Derby. The next stage a horse can secure an entry is by winning the 10-furlong trial at the Investec Spring Meeting at Epsom on April 25.
The final entry stage for the Investec Derby is the five-day confirmation stage on May 28, where horses can be supplemented at a cost of £85,000.
Full list of Investec Derby Entries:
AL EMARAT (IRE), AL MUFFRIH (IRE), ALTERNATIVE FACT, AMEDEO MODIGLIANI (IRE), ASTROMACHIA, BALIYAD (IRE), BEDOUIN’S STORY, BEING THERE (FR), BOMBYX, BOND STREET (IRE), BRUNDTLAND (IRE), CACOPHONOUS, CALIBURN (IRE), CARADOC (IRE), CASCADIAN, CENTROID, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (IRE), COGITAL, CONCLUSION (JPN), COOLONGOLOOK, CORELLI (USA), CORGI, CRIMSON MYSTERY (IRE), CROSSED BATON, CYPRESS CREEK (IRE), DALILEO (IRE), DEE EX BEE, DELANO ROOSEVELT (IRE), DEYAARNA (USA), DISCOVER DUBAI (IRE), DOWNDRAFT (IRE), DRAPERS GUILD, DREAM WARRIOR, DRESS COAT, DUBHE, DUKHAN, EBADALI (IRE), ELARQAM, ELECTOR, *FAJJAJ (IRE), FAMILY TREE, FIRST ELEVEN, FLAG OF HONOUR (IRE), FREETOWN (IRE), FULL MOON (IRE), GARDENS OF BABYLON (IRE), GHAIYYATH (IRE), GHOSTWATCH (IRE), GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI (IRE), GLENCADAM MASTER, GLOBAL GIANT, GLORIOUS JOURNEY, GUSTAV KLIMT (IRE), HASANABAD (IRE), HAZAPOUR (IRE), HAZARFAN, HIGH MOUNTE (IRE), HOUSE EDGE, HOWMAN (IRE), HUNTING HORN (IRE), IN DEMAND (IRE), ISPOLINI, JAMES COOK (IRE), JETSTREAM (IRE), KENYA(IRE), KEW GARDENS (IRE), KING AND EMPIRE (IRE), KNIGHT TO BEHOLD (IRE), LATROBE (IRE), LAUGHING STRANGER (USA), LOVEISILI, LOYAL PROMISE (IRE), LUCIUS TIBERIUS (IRE), MADRID (IRE), MARECHAL NEY, MASAR (IRE), MASTER OF THE MOON, *MILES CHRISTIANUS, MILITARY LAW, MONOXIDE, MOON OF BARODA, MOUNT ARARAT (IRE), MSAYYAN (IRE), MUZAAWEL, MY LORD AND MASTER (IRE), NATIONAL SECURITY (IRE), NEAR GOLD, NELSON (IRE), OCCUPY (USA), OSTILIO, PERFECT ILLUSION, PHOTOGRAPHER, PREPARE FOR BATTLE (USA), PRIZERING (IRE), PROSCHEMA (IRE), *RABDAN, RECORDMAN, REGAL DIRECTOR (IRE) ROARING LION (USA), ROSTROPOVICH (IRE), SARIM (IRE), SAXON WARRIOR (JPN), SEAT OF POWER (IRE), SEVENNA STAR (IRE), SEXTANT, SHAREEF STAR, SHARJA SILK, SHARP SUITED, SHOWROOM (FR), SILVER QUARTZ, SIR EREC (IRE), SOVEREIGN DUKE (GER), STELLA D’ORO (USA), STEPHENSONS ROCKET (IRE), STUDY OF MAN (IRE), SUBJUDICE (IRE), SURYA, TENEDOS, THE KING (IRE), THEOBALD (IRE), THE PENTAGON (IRE), THE REVENANT, THRAVE, THUNDERHOOVES, VOYAGER BLUE, WADILSAFA, WAFY (IRE), WAJAAHA (IRE), WAX AND WANE, *WELLS FARHH GO (IRE), *WHITE MOCHA (USA), WILLIE JOHN, YOUNG RASCAL (FR), ZABRISKIE (IRE), ZUCCHINI