Farnan Flies in Second Trial

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Tue 25th August 2020

Boom colt Farnan has turned out on ominous performance during a trial on Tuesday morning, winning easily at Randwick over a 1050m trip.

The Golden Slipper winner moved to the front from the wide gate and never looked back, cruising comfortably under a hold from jockey Hugh Bowman, to win by 3.75L from Shout The Bar and Splintex.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained galloper looks in perfect condition to resume in the Group 2 Run To The Rose (1200m) at Rosehill on September 12, before heading to the Golden Rose (1400m) on September 26th, and a potential tilt at The Everest (1200m) on October 17th.

“That is the colt we always hoped to see and the colt that we know,” Adrian Bott told Sky Racing

“He is a true professional and was given a bit more of a test this morning in his second trial.

“It was great to see the improvement and the way he responded when Hugh asked for an effort.

“He has come along nicely and should improve further again off today so looking forward to getting him back to the races.”

Farnan ($5) is on the second line of betting for the Golden Rose (1400m), behind Hawkes colt North Pacific at $4.50. Farnan is also an $11 chance in The Everest.

“We haven’t had that firm discussion yet with the ownership group but obviously there are two major targets for us,” Bott said.

“Now that this second trial is out of the way we can start to discuss those preparations in a bit more depth.

“The Golden Rose will be the point where we choose exactly the path we want to take.”

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