Fev Rover wins at Sandown

QIPCO 1000 Guineas preview: Richard Fahey on Fev Rover


What you want when you’re trying to get a horse ready for a big race is a hiccup free preparation and touch wood we’ve not had any issues with her. I’ve been able to do everything I’ve wanted before the QIPCO 1000 Guineas, she’s missed nothing, eats everything, she helps you. I’m excited to see her run.

It was desperate ground for her final start in the Prix Marcel Boussac, she got bounced about a little bit, and she’s such a good moving filly I’ve been preaching about wanting to see her on fast ground but every time we found a race it rained.

I’m just slightly worried about the trip on Sunday. Having been running at a mile at two it’s a case of whether she’s going to be quite quick enough in the conditions but she’s training really well. She’s got the ability but I’m just a fraction concerned she might be a mile-and-a-quarter filly.

Richard Fahey sweet on Fev Rover heading into 1000 Guineas... "I wouldn’t swap mine for anything"

She’s very well balanced so I hope the track won’t be a problem, it’s just a question of her not being on her head going down the Dip, that’s when they can struggle. If she’s travelling and comes down the hill she’ll definitely come back up it.

I’ve always been sweet on her, some of her work was sensational last year and we had plenty of offers for her but I stuck to my guns and wanted to keep her. I’m excited about Fev Rover but it’s a big day on Sunday.

I didn’t see anything in the trials to frighten me but I wouldn’t mind seeing Santa Barbara work as they seem to think she’s home and hosed. Clearly you have to respect anything Ballydoyle run but I wouldn’t swap mine for anything.


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