I was ready to take on the hot favourite from Ireland, Declaration of War.
Of those horses left racing that got remotely close to the great Frankel, I thought Farhh to be far the best. And the 5 year old had a history of winning after long absences from a racecourse.
In the run up to the race the racing manager of Godolphin, Simon Crisford, played down the chances of Farhh, saying that he had been off injured and that today’s race was a fact finding mission. He put off some punters from backing Farhh.
Knowing how Godolphin work, that only led to me doubling my stake on Farhh. It increased my confidence in the horse winning, and not the other way around.
Farhh pulled hard in the race early on but showed great speed and won by four lengths going away.
I would not be joining the rush to say this is a sign that Farhh will go on to win even bigger and better races. His best performances have been when fresh. But what today proved is the following.
Farhh is over any injury problems, at least for the time being.
Godolphin, the boys in blue, are back in form.
And if a representative of that organisation plays down the chances of one of their horses winning, you should seriously consider getting on!