Easterby ready to go with Wells

17 May 2018 04:48:44 EST

Tim Easterby is excited at the prospect of unleashing his unbeaten colt Wells Farhh Go into his three-year-old season, and he admits the prospect of defeat doesn't concern him.

The son of Farhh won both starts last season, both at York, with the second coming in the Group Three Acomb Stakes in August.

He is in good form. I'm very happy with how he looks.

Tim Easterby

The colt is likely to relish stepping up in trip to a mile when he returns on the Knavesmire on Thursday afternoon in the Dante (15:30), a race he is 8/1 to win.

Easterby has no desire to hide his Classic dreams this summer and he fully anticipates Wells Farhh Go will prove himself over middle distances in the weeks and months ahead.

"He wants a mile and a half really. He is in good form. I'm very happy with how he looks. Basically, it's his first run of the season and a stepping stone to the future," said the Malton trainer.

"I never worry about them getting beaten. If you worry about them getting beaten you never run them. I'm looking forward to it. He's an exciting horse to have."

The form of that Acomb success at York worked out well, with runner-up James Garfield going on to win the Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury and then reappearing this term to land the Greenham Stakes.

James Garfield also ran a credible race behind Saxon Warrior in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier this month and Easterby expects to see more progress this term from his charge.

"He's a very adaptable horse - I can't see any track bothering him. He's a big, rangy horse and he will improve as the season goes along," he added.

Meanwhile, Wells Farhh Go is currently a 555/1 chance in the Epsom Derby market and his trainer would like to go there next, while Doncaster later in the season is also on the agenda.

"Oh yes, definitely," Easterby said when asked if the Derby was in his thinking. "He is also in the French Derby. But the Leger might be more of a race for him."

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