Friday and Saturday runners from News of the James Fanshawe: Racehorse Trainer website.

Friday and Saturday runners

Posted on: 10th May 2019

We have quite a busy couple of days now as we are sending five runners out from Pegasus today and one tomorrow.

MASTER ARCHER made his way up to Chester yesterday to take his place in the Chester Plate this afternoon. It’s a shame the ground is soft which isn’t really to his liking but he loves it at Chester and we are sure he will run his race and give his owners Fred Archer Racing – Atlantic a nice day out.

PRAXEDIS is the first of four runners at Nottingham this evening at 5.50pm. Having made a good (although slightly unlucky) start to her 2019 campaign at Doncaster a few weeks ago, the softer ground will certainly be in her favour and we think she will run a nice race today and find some of her old form. It will be good to see her continue on an upward curve.

PONDUS lines up next in the novice (6.20pm). He ran a huge race also at Nottingham on his only start to date when he finished fourth to subsequent 2000 Guineas runner up, KING OF CHANGE. The going is a lot softer today than it was then which is a bit of an unknown with PONDUS. Being by SEA THE MOON, we don’t envisage it being too much of a hindrance as his progeny seem to act on most surfaces but as always with these things, we won’t know until we try. He is a striking young colt and has a lot of talent.

KNOWING is the next of our Nottingham runners and lines up in the 10f handicap at 6.50pm. This is his first time up over 10f as well as his first run on softer ground. He ran very well at Yarmouth on his seasonal debut after two promising runs last year as a two year old. By the 2011 Epsom Derby winner POUR MOI – the step up in distance is sure to suit him and although untested on easier ground, we think he will take another step forward today.

AUDARYA is the last of our quartet at Nottingham and runs in the 3yo fillies maiden at 7.20pm. She finished a close second in her only start as a two year old and has done well over the winter. Today’s race is a good starting point for her and she will only improve on whatever she does today.


Tomorrow, INDIAN TYGRESS is having her first attempt at black type in the Kilvington Stakes. Conditions for this filly will be ideal as she loves to get her toe in the ground and will appreciate the galloping track. No doubt she will be unfancied in the market but we wouldn’t be too quick to brush her aside – she is an improving filly from an outstanding family with perfect conditions.