10th September 2020 Waterhouse stands by bold Farnan call

Hall of Fame trainer Gai Waterhouse remains confident that Group 1 winner Farnan (Not A Single Doubt) will pick up where he left off last season by taking out Saturday’s Run To The Rose (Gr 2, 1200m). Waterhouse tweeted last month “Farnan will not be beaten”, a bold statement she stands by as post time for a red-hot running of the Rosehill Group 2 contest moves ever closer. “You don’t make a strongly worded statement unless you feel the horse can back it up,” Waterhouse told RacingNSW. “It’s a privilege to be training an outstanding athlete and Farnan proved he was the superior colt in Australasia winning the Golden Slipper. It’s a nice bunch of three-yearolds but they are all inferior to him. Well, they were as two-year-olds.” Farnan won five of his six starts as a juvenile, culminating in his length and three-quarter success in the Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) at Rosehill in March. He lines up on Saturday off the back of two trial wins at Randwick last month, and Waterhouse, who trains in partnership with Adrian Bott continued: “He’s matured, I just like his demeanour. Hugh (Bowman, jockey) is very excited by the colt, he said to me he couldn’t believe how light he is on his feet. When he does go into battle, and we’ve only seen him in trials recently, he puts them away and he puts them away convincingly.” 

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