Two-year-old colt Farnan assured his place in the field for the lucrative 2020 $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) by winning the Restricted Listed Magic Millions Wyong 2YO Classic with ease on Thursday.
Successful on debut by just shy of five lengths, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained son of Not Of Single Doubt started one of the favoured runners before proving simply too classy, pulling away to defeat this season’s Gr.3 Gimcrack Stakes winner Every Rose by just over a length.
With his sire finishing second in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic of his year and his dam winning the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas of her year, Farnan has the right credentials to be a major player in January’s feature contest.
The Wyong race has proven a great future pointer with Not A Single Doubt, Unencumbered, Capitalist and Exhilarates along coming through that race to finish in the money on the Gold Coast.
Ridden by Tim Clark for the first time, Farnan sat handy outside the leader before charging to the line.
“He was really impressive, his attitude’s great, he seems unflappable,” Clark told Sky Racing post-win.
“He began well, got outside the leader no worries, controlled the speed from there and he gave me a nice kick.”
Co-trainer Bott was impressed with the attitude of the colt racing second-up, highlighting bigger things to come.
“His attitude’s what won him the race,” Bott said. “Like all those good young horses and good colts in particular, he’s got a good attitude.”
“He’s a lovely physical type, a nice strong individual so that will take him a long way.”
With Aquis set to sell 24 yearlings at January’s Magic Millions Yearling Sale, we will offer Lot 379, a colt by the same sire of Farnan from the family of Gr.1 winner Shamekha and her Gr.2-winning daughter Shumookh who has been described as “a natural early horse with plenty of quality.”
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Image: Steve Hart Photography for Magic Millions