VIDEO: Roger Varian is eyeing the highlight of the winter all-weather season for Farraaj after his comeback win in the Listed Churchill Stakes at Lingfield.
"He picked up a back injury in Italy and we had to keep the weight off it," Varian said. "We came here today looking at the Winter Derby route was we know ten furlongs would suit and just wanted to try the surface."
VIDEO: Ballista could be headed for the bright lights of Dubai after completing his rise from seller winner to Listed glory in the Golden Rose Stakes at Lingfield.
Trainer Tom Dascombe said: "I thought he was one of my best two-year-olds but after winning first time he didn't go on and last year was dreadful but after dropping him into a seller to gain confidence he hasn't looked back and his showing us what we thought he was at two. We have applied for a stable in Dubai and should get in there and hopefully pay his way this winter."