James Fanshawe Stable Tour

    Group 1 success will be in the cross hairs for The Tin Man as he looks for a repeat success at Ascot in October, and James Fanshawe will be looking for others from his team to further fill the stable's coffers
  • Tuesday 07 August 2018
  • Stable Tours

JAMES FANSHAWE witnessed another solid effort from current stable star The Tin Man when the Equiano gelding finished third in last Sunday’s Prix Maurice de Gheest and all roads lead to Ascot on October 20 when he bids to gain a second success in the Group 1 Qipco Champions Sprint which he won in 2016.

Like so many of his counterparts, Fanshawe has been frustrated by the continuing dry spell but with 17 winners and £393,547 there has been plenty to like so far from his current inmates.

Tribute Act has shown there is a big race in her with a solid second in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot and there should be more to be heard from Gordon Stakes third Bombyx back in the right grade and from the likeable Sleeping Lion.

All in all, the team at Pegasus Stables in Newmarket look set for a productive Autumn and Fanshawe kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about those he hopes can fly the flag for him.

Older Horses

Deep Sea (JPN)

Form Profile:

No wins from 3 starts and currently rated 77. Finished third, beaten three lengths, to Alexana at Lingfield (1m 3 1/2f) in July on latest start.

Trainer Says:

She is by Deep Impact out of a mare who won a Classic in Australia. She is quite light framed but she ran well at Kempton when she was fourth to Pilaster who won the Lily Langtry. She was then third in a trappy maiden at Lingfield and she has a mark of 77 which is tricky enough but I think she might improve a bit further for going more than a mile and a half.

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Great White Shark (FR)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of her 5 starts and currently rated 85. Finished sixth, beaten five lengths, to Giveaway Glance on her reappearance at Windsor (1m 3 1/2f) in May off a mark of 86.

Trainer Says:

She is a filly who won twice last year and then went to France for a listed race and wasn’t quite right after that. She has run once this year and wants a bit of ease in the ground and a trip. She will stay a mile and six and is a nice scopey filly and hopefully things will come right for her in the Autumn.

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Lady Bergamot (FR)

Form Profile:

Winner of four of her 11 starts and currently rated 88. Gained her last victory at Chelmsford (1m 6f) in June when beating White Chocolate a length off a mark of 84.

Trainer Says:

She is a filly with a load of scope and she belongs to Andrew and Julia Turner. Andrew is a high class builder and has done a lot of work in the yard including my new boxes. She is a filly who won nicely over a mile and six at Chelmsford and then disappointed in a fillies handicap at Newbury. She was maybe a little keen and the ground was too firm but she wants a trip with some cut in the ground there is more to come from her.

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Magical Dreamer (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of four of her 13 starts and currently rated 90. Gained her last success at Newmarket (6f) in July when beating Time To Exceed three quarters of a length off a mark of 87.

Trainer Says:

Like The Tin Man, he is a Fred Archer horse run by my wife Jacko. She has won four races and won nicely at Newmarket in July. She was a bit free in the Group 3 Summer Stakes at York last time. She is in good form but just likes a bit of ease and she will get an entry at Haydock on Thursday in a Fillies Only Handicap. Obviously the aim with her will be to get some black type for her pedigree.

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Master Archer (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 17 starts and currently rated 86. Off the mark at Chester (2m) in June when scoring by a length and a quarter from On Fire off a mark of 81.

Trainer Says:

He is another Fred Archer horse and I think he broke the record having the most consecutive second placings! He was second eight times and then won nicely at Chester. His last run at York when finishing second to Northwest Frontier was a very good run and he was just touched off. He stays two miles well and is improving. We could look at the Cesarewitch but whether he will get in we don’t know at this stage but he might run at Newmarket this weekend or the Colwick Cup at Nottingham on August 17.

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Mazzini

  • 5-y-o; chestnut gelding
  • Breeding: Exceed and Excel - Firenze (Efisio)
  • Trained by: J R Fanshawe
  • Last Race: Kempton, 10 Oct 2018 20:10
  • Result: Won/6, made all, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, kept gamely finding more to hold off rival towards finish
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Form Profile:

Winner of three of his 26 starts and currently rated 95. Finished third, beaten four and three quarter lengths, to Mankib in a conditions event at Thirsk (7f) on Friday.

Trainer Says:

He hasn’t won on the turf but he is usually thereabout and is effective at six and seven furlongs. He is probably a bit better on the AW but he is pretty consistent. It was a tough race for him at Thirsk and if things had gone for him he would have liked faster ground.

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Mod

Form Profile:

No wins from 4 starts and currently rated 69. Best career effort when runner-up, beaten four lengths, to God Given in a maiden at Haydock (1m 3 1/2f) in June 2017.

Trainer Says:

This is a filly that really wants soft ground. She ran a very good race last year when she finished second to God Given at Haydock when it was very soft that day and she loved it. She than ran in a maiden at Kempton and came back sore from that. She has only had one run this year and didn’t like the firm ground at Nottingham at all. She is being entered up at the moment but just wants some ease in the ground.

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The Tin Man

Form Profile:

Winner of eight of his 19 starts and currently rated 116. Landed the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot (6f) in 2017 by a neck from Tasleet and met trouble in running when fourth, beaten a length and a half, to Merchant Navy in the latest running of that event in June. Creditable third, beaten three lengths, to Polydream in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville (6 1/2f) on Sunday.

Trainer Says:

He was a bit edgy in the stalls and missed the break a bit and finished well in the Prix Maurice de Gheest on Sunday. The race was just a bit away from him but he ran another very sound race. He loves Ascot so it will be the Qipco Champions Sprint which he won in 2016. We will see how he comes out of this race and he could go to Haydock beforehand.

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Tribute Act (GB)

Form Profile:

Winner of three of her 9 starts and currently rated 106. Finished second, beaten three and three quarter lengths, to Aljazzi in the Group 2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m) in June.

Trainer Says:

She ran very well at Royal Ascot when she was second to Aljazzi. She was in good form before Deauville next time but it rained quite heavily there and she wasn’t suited by the soft ground and there was also no pace. She has come out of it fine but I haven’t picked another race for her as yet. We will try and get her winning again and then aim for something nicer.

Video Form
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Three Year Olds

Blue Reflection

  • 3-y-o; brown filly
  • Breeding: Dansili - Alvee (Key Of Luck)
  • Trained by: J R Fanshawe
  • Last Race: Kempton, 8 Oct 2018 19:15
  • Result: Won/12, held up towards rear, not clear run and switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well
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Form Profile:

No wins from 4 starts. Finished third, beaten six and a half lengths, to Mister Ambassador at Newcastle (1m 2f) in July on latest start.

Trainer Says:

She ran really well at Beverley first time out when she was fourth in quite a competitive maiden and then got herself in a bit of a state at Goodwood next time. She ran much better last time at Newcastle and she will stay a mile and a half. She belongs to Craig Bennett and Merry Fox Stud and she come from a good family.

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Bombyx

  • 3-y-o; chestnut colt
  • Breeding: Sir Percy - Bombazine (Generous)
  • Trained by: J R Fanshawe
  • Last Race: Yarmouth, 18 Sep 2018 14:50
  • Result: 3/6, tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon hung left, headed over 1f out, rallied entering final furlong, weakened closing stages
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Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 6 starts and currently rated 98. Landed a novice event at Doncaster (1m 4f) in July by three and three quarter lengths from Polish and ran well for a long way in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood (1m 4f) on Saturday when third, beaten 12 ½ lengths, to Cross Counter.

Trainer Says:

He is a nice horse and he has always been quite an immature sort. He won at Doncaster very easily at the beginning of July and he ran in the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood on Saturday. He was the outsider of the four but he ran an encouraging race and there should be more to come from him. He loves a mile and half and fast ground and he might stay a bit further.

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Excelleration (IRE)

Form Profile:

No wins from 5 runs and currently rated 75. Finished runner-up, beaten two and a half lengths, to Rhigolter Rose in a novice event at Yarmouth (1m) in July on latest start.

Trainer Says:

He has run well and has a fairly stiff handicap mark off 75. I probably ran him back a bit quick when he got beaten in what looked a soft novice at Yarmouth. Both his sire and his dam liked some ease in the ground and he still has a bit of physical improvement in him. I think he is suited by a mile and he should find his races.

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Fondest

Form Profile:

Winner of one of her 3 starts and currently rated 78. Made a winning reappearance in a novice event at Haydock (1m) in April when beating Labrega a neck.

Trainer Says:

She is owned by Cheveley Park and broke her maiden at Haydock in April having been held up by the firm ground. All the family love cut in the ground and she has quite a bit of knee action. She is going to be a miler and may get a bit further.

Video Form
9 Aug 2018:

Indian Tygress

Form Profile:

Winner of one of her 2 starts. Made a winning debut at Doncaster (6f) in April when scoring by half a length from Azpeitia and runner-up, beaten half a length, to Playmate in a novice event at Wolverhampton (6f) in July.

Trainer Says:

I have a real problem with the new novice system in that you have to have three runs before you get a handicap mark. This filly wants a bit of ease in the ground and she won first time out and I wasn’t able to run her as the ground has been so firm and having only novices to run in. Having won in April it wasn’t until July that there was an AW opportunity for her to run in. She ran very well and was just pipped on the line and we now have to run in another novice. She might go to Doncaster this weekend. She is a half sister to The Tin Man and Deacon Blues and is owned by Ken and Elizabeth Grundy and Rosie Manning and she will like a bit of ease in the ground.

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Insurgence

Form Profile:

Winner of three of his 9 starts and currently rated 91. Gained his last success at Kempton (7f) in June when scoring by a length from Balletomane off a mark of 85.

Trainer Says:

He has won three times on the AW for us and ran well at Sandown in July when finishing third. He was just touched off in his penultimate AW race by Clive Cox’s Crack On Crack who has been pretty progressive. We will go back to seven furlongs on the AW and probably have a Winter campaign with him.

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Mainsail Atlantic (USA)

Form Profile:

No wins from 4 starts and currently rated 82. Finished second, beaten three and a quarter lengths, to Midnight Meeting in a novice event at Nottingham (1m 1/2f) in June on his latest start.

Trainer Says:

He is a colt who has run very well in his maiden but has a mark of 82 which is quite harsh. I still feel there is a bit of improvement in him and he could step up to a mile and a quarter.

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Praxedis

Form Profile:

No wins from 4 starts and currently rated 68. Came closest to victory when runner-up, beaten a length, to Roussel at Doncaster (6f) in May.

Trainer Says:

She ran very well in a novice at Doncaster in the Spring and wants some cut in the ground but hasn’t had it since. She was a bit disappointing at Kempton last time but I am sure she will be effective once she gets her ground and she will be a sprinter.

Video Form
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Preening

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 6 starts and currently rated 97. Finished third, beaten three quarters of a length, to Clon Coulis on her latest outing in a listed race at Ascot (1m) in July.

Trainer Says:

She is a nice big filly owned by Cheveley Park, and she won nicely at Sandown in June over a mile. She has been third in two listed races since at Sandown and Ascot and I am sure she has the ability to improve further. We may drop her back to seven furlongs.

Scaramanga (IRE)

  • 3-y-o; bay colt
  • Breeding: Mastercraftsman - Herboriste (Hernando)
  • Trained by: J R Fanshawe
  • Last Race: Leicester, 9 Oct 2018 14:15
  • Result: 2/11, mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final 150 yards
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Form Profile:

No wins from 3 starts. Finished third, beaten five lengths, to Willie John in a novice event at Doncaster (1m 2f) on Saturday.

Trainer Says:

He is going the right way and ran a nice race at Doncaster on Saturday in what was quite a competitive race, He is a nice staying horse in the making.

Video Form
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Sleeping Lion (USA)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 5 starts and currently rated 89. Made a winning handicap debut at Newbury (1m 4f) in July when beating King Lud three quarters of a length off a mark of 83 and finished third, beaten a length, to Koeman at Ascot (1m 4f) later in the month off a mark of 88.

Trainer Says:

He is a big colt by Teofilo owned by Craig Bennett. He won his maiden at Kempton and then won nicely at Newbury and it was a messy race at Ascot last time and his inexperience told when he finished third to Koeman. He has come out of the race fine and he is a big scopey colt and I am sure there will be more to come from him.

Spanish Archer (FR)

  • 3-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Lope De Vega - Parcelle Perdue (Coroner)
  • Trained by: J R Fanshawe
  • Last Race: Kempton, 27 Sep 2018 20:45
  • Result: 2/5, went left start, held up in last, closed over 4f out, went 3rd entering final furlong, kept on, no impression on winner, went 2nd close home
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Form Profile:

Finished fourth, beaten four lengths, to Raa Aroll in his only start at Nottingham (1m 2f) in May.

Trainer Says:

He is an immature horse by Lope De Vega who finished fourth on his only outing at Nottingham in May. He has entries this week and will go over a mile and a quarter but could well stay further.

Video Form
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The Pinto Kid (FR)

Form Profile:

No wins from 3 starts. Best effort when fifth, beaten three and three quarter lengths, to Mugatoo at Lingfield (1m 3 1/2f) at the end of May.

Trainer Says:

He is another Fred Archer horse and he is just taking his time to come to himself. He should stay at least a mile and a half.

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