July’s FRED ARCHER RACING morning on Friday 28th was great fun. We had about twenty people out and James worked six of the horses on The Limekilns second lot. THE TIN MAN went out first lot and both LORD GEORGE and PTARMIGAN RIDGE were having an easy day doing one canter. Here is the link to the photos from the morning which you will have to copy and paste https://jamesfanshaweracing.smugmug.com/Fred-Archer-Mornings/July-28th-2017/
Mike & Sarah King who are members of the Ormonde Syndicate who own THE TIN MAN left their house at 4.30am in order to see him out first lot. He has just been doing two easy canters and is in such good form and looks fantastic. It is just under six weeks until his next race which is quite a long time. He is in The Nunthorpe but it is unlikely that he will run in it as it is only five furlongs. We could supplement him for the Prix Maurice du Gheest but both James and Tom Queally do not think it will suit him so it is unlikely that he will run before The Haydock Sprint.
There were so many people for breakfast that we had to have a table and a fire out on the patio! Lucky it wasnt raining.
James decided to give everyone a bit of excitement by working all the two year olds up the Limekilns for the first time. We also had MASTER ARCHER and MAGIAL DREAMER leading a couple of the groups.
Tom Queally got the ride on SPANISH ARCHER who was led by MASTER ARCHER. Tom seemed very happy and liked him. We always thought that SPANISH ARCHER needed more time than the others but he seems to find everything easy enough. Next up was EXCELLERATION and SOCIETY PRINCE (George Wood) they both looked to be enjoying themselves. SOCIETY PRINCE was probably a tiger in a previous life as he tried to take a chunk out of Carlos and EXCELLERATION. He is not a big horse but has a HUGE character. THE PINTO KID really came to life on the Limekilns and although eh went with the more backward group showed much more spark than he does on Warren Hill. MAGICAL DREAMER loved leading the Cheveley Park owned two year old fillies Fondest & Preening.
We were not due any runners this week but MASTER ARCHER was entered in a 1m6f Handicap at Sandown on Wednesday which was re-opened due to last of declarations. James decided he was in good enough form to run which he is but with the addition of cheek pieces to help him concentrate. He looks great and seems in good form so why not run.