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First Group Winner For Darley Sire Farhh
With a name that is assumedly a clever nod to the San Francisco financial giant, it was hardly surprising that Wells Farhh Go carried significant financial backing to bank the Gr3 Tattersalls Acomb Stakes at York as part of Wednesday night's hot card, reports thoroughbreddailynews.com. Having previously swamped his rivals over the same course and distance to take his maiden, he was forced to sustain a longer run to defy Gr2 Vintage Stakes fourth James Garfield (by Exceed and Excel) and make it two-from-two. In doing so, Wells Farhh Go also became the debut Group winner for Darley's Dalham Hall based Farhh, a son of the Gr1 Nunthorpe Stakes winning and influential sire Pivotal. A dual Gr1 winner of the Champion and Lockinge Stakes and unbeaten at two and three, Farhh is from German bred mare Gonbarda, a daughter of German Horse of the Year Lando. Jockey David Allan enthused post-race, "He has still shown inexperience there, as I thought I had the race won until Frankie [Dettori] came past and he was having a look around but then he dug in again and in the last stride he really stuck his head down." A measured trainer, Tim Easterby, added, "He wants a mile and a quarter really and he's in the [G2] Royal Lodge [S. at Newmarket Sept. 30] and the group 1 [Oct. 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere] at Chantilly, but he is a big horse who needs a bit of time. We don't put them in group 1 races for the joy of it and he's a very good horse in the making – one day he'll be a proper horse."