Horses To Follow » Fareer


Fareer was held up in behind in the three-year-old handicap run over seven and a half furlongs at Chester last Thursday. The early pace was fast, which suited those held up, but Fareer still had to come around everything to deliver a challenge, and he did it quite cosily in the end. The worry beforehand was whether or not the son of Bahamian Bounty would get the seven and a half furlongs – he shaped like a potential non-stayer over seven furlongs at Newbury on his previous run, admittedly on soft ground – but he got it well and won with a little bit in hand in the end. He had only run four times in his life before this, and a 4lb hike to a mark of 92 is more than reasonable. There could still be significant improvement forthcoming. Trainer Ed Dunlop is talking about running him in the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot next, and he would be an interesting contender in that off his new mark.
7th May 2009