Co trainer Grant Williams has big plans for Tellem We’re Comin with the Listed Farnley Stakes (1400m) at Belmont on September 14 his season launch.
Williams believes Tellem We’re Comin has improved since his autumn campaign and is confident the six-year-old son of Blackfriars can progress to stakes grade.
Tellem We’re Comin’s most recent runs came in March when he ran second in the Bunbury Stakes (1400m) and third in the Grandstand Cup (1500m) behind Achernar Star.
Tellem We’re Comin will go into the Farnley Stakes off the back of three trials in recent weeks including a top win over 950m at Lark Hill on Monday.
Under little pressure from jockey William Pike, Tellem We’re Comin hooked to the outside and charged home strongly to score by a comfortable one length.
Williams said he is confident Tellem We’re Comin can live up to his high expectations and replicate his trial form to a winning return at Belmont.
“He has got a really good turn of foot,” Williams told Tabradio.
“He is starting to mature and is a lot easier to handle.
“I think he can make top class, we need to teach him a few things along the way.
“He will go to the Farnley and hopefully the Hannans and Northam Cup.
“Hopefully he can win one of these and get his ratings points up.
“We would then freshen him and come back for the carnival.”
Forceful also impressed when he held out to defeat top mare Angelic Ruler in heat four.
A winner in six of 13 starts, the Hard Spun gelding hasn’t raced since March.
Williams said the five-old was making good progress.
“He’s been a work in progress,” Williams said.
“We’ve had to do a lot of stuff behind the scenes.
“Hopefully this is going to be his prep.
“There is 70 plus thousand for him next Saturday.”
Williams gave punters a lead for Belmont’s Wednesday meeting, suggesting Born To Try in race four and Eurotrip in race five are top winning claims.