James Fanshawe and the Fred Archer Racing syndicate have enjoyed many magical moments together with The Tin Man and they are hoping Archer’s Dream could give them more days to savour after she maintained her unbeaten record at Yarmouth.
The Newmarket handler can now plot a path to bigger and better prizes for the daughter of Dream Ahead after she looked a potential class act when securing a four-and-a-half-length victory in the Haven Caister Holiday Park Novice Stakes.
Fanshawe said of the 4-5 winner: “She took it up far enough out as two furlongs is a long way to take it up, but she just cruised there. I thought the ground might be bit lively. She is an exciting filly.
“I was going to run her last year and then she got sick, so we put her away. It was a bit of surprise first time out as we hadn’t overdone her as we always keep her switched off as we have got to keep a lid on her, but at the races she is great.
“We will have to be a bit more ambitious now, but she has got a nice pedigree.
“It is great for them because they are a great crowd, and they keep coming back in and we’ve got some new members in her.”
Balgair gained a poignant success when defeating 2013 2000 Guineas runner-up Glory Awaits by a nose in the Moments Restaurant Of Scratby Handicap.
Trainer Tom Clover said of the 13-2 shot: “John (Habershon-Butcher) died two days after the horse last ran here, suddenly, of a heart attack.
“It was really sad as he was a lovely guy. It is really nice his wife Gill has kept it going and it is great to be able to get a winner for her.
“This is a horse I really believe in. He travels very well and they can’t can fast enough for him. He ran some really good races last year and it will be great if he could win a big handicap.”
Olly Williams celebrated his first ever winner at the Norfolk track after Lincoln Red (3-1) came good at the 11th time of asking to take the AKS Skips Of Norwich Handicap by a length and a half.
Williams said: “It has taken a while to know how to ride him. He has got a little bit of a kick, but it doesn’t last very long and you have to save it.
“I thought the stands side might be slower and we wanted to try get down the middle, and it has worked out great.”
Rail Dancer may have had his share of injury problems in the past, but the seven-year-old showed what he is capable of with a clean bill of health after backing up his win at Wolverhampton on Friday with a two-length success in the Injured Jockey’s Fund Handicap.
Shaun Keightley, winning trainer, said of the 100-30 winner: “I was a bit dubious about the ground as he has had his fair share of little niggles, but he has just come to himself.
“It’s my first full year training and I’ve had seven winners this year, which is pretty good from about 50-odd runners.”