Equal-favourite Farnan coasted throughout an ideal Coolmore Stud Stakes tune up at his first look at Flemington while fellow Sydney colt Wild Ruler produced an eye catching display at Thursday’s jump outs.
The star three-year-olds were experiencing the famous Flemington straight for the first time in a heat that featured fellow Coolmore contenders Swats That and September Run.
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Wild Ruler was a comfortable winner of the 800m hit out, clocking 47.01 seconds for the hit out.
It was his first appearance since his impressive Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes victory at Randwick on October 10.
Farnan was also meant to feature in the Roman Consul but the stable bypassed the race to focus on The TAB Everest until slot holders Aquis pulled the pin on running the Golden Slipper winner in the $15 millions sprint.
He hasn’t raced since his controversial Run To The Rose run.
Trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott gave Farnan a trial last week, which he won by 5-1/2 lengths, before making their way to Melbourne with the son of Not A Single Doubt.
Farnan had a jump out at Flemington on Thursday. Photo: Mark Evans/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Farnan settled back in the field in the jump out but was hard held by jockey Michael Walker and hit the line narrowly ahead of Chris Waller’s gun filly September Run, which he shares favouritism with for the Coolmore at $5 with TAB.com.au
“We are really happy with him,” Bott said.
“He wasn’t out there to do much at all, just to have a look around Flemington and have an easy time of it.
“Michael Walker was on board this morning with Glen Boss still in quarantine and he thought he handled the straight well.
“We didn’t need to do much with him because that was the purpose of his trial at Gosford last week.”
Swats That finished within half a length of September Run and Farnan closer to the inside fence and also appears to be on track for the Coolmore.
Swats That and Wild Ruler share the second line of betting with the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained sprinter Anders at $7.
Flying Award also feature in the jump out and is $15 in Coolmore betting.
Originally published asCoolmore contenders impress down the straight
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