Farhh set to take on Frankel in Sussex Stakes

Updated: July 17, 2012

They may be facing down the best horse in the world but that has not stopped Godolphin committing their star colt Farhh to take on Frankel in the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

Farhh was last seen finishing second to Nathaniel in the Coral Eclipse at Sandown, having finished behind the now retired So You Think in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Both those Group 1′s were over 1m 2f and the connections of Farhh have decided a drop in trip for their colt.

Simon Crisford, Godolphin’s racing manager said: “Farhh put up a really good performance in the Prince of Wales’s at Royal Ascot after missing the break and not having a clear run.

“I think the best horse won the Coral-Eclipse – it would be wrong to say Farhh could have beaten Nathaniel. He used up a lot of energy to get to Nathaniel and probably did not have quite enough petrol in the tank in the last uphill drive.

“It was a big run but he told us that going back to a mile would probably be a good thing. He clearly did not get the trip at Sandown and we want to drop him back in distance.

“I asked Sheikh Mohammed what his preferred option was, the Sussex Stakes, in which he could come second to Frankel if not win, or the Jacques Le Marois at Deauville. He said ‘I want to go to Goodwood’. We are delighted that Farhh is going to be there, provided the ground is not too firm.”

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