Seal Of Approval (red silks) chased home subsequent Group 2 winner Emirates Queen on her racecourse debut. She is unbeaten since.PICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)
Fanshawe looking forward to Approval
JAMES FANSHAWE has been the form trainer since the start of August, with 18 winners from 41 runners, and he is preparing his string for an assult on Town Moor, with the trainer looking forward to Seal Of Approval's potential Park Hill bid.
A Listed winner in the Chalice Stakes at Newbury on her last start, just the fourth of her career despite being four years old, Fanshawe is hopeful Seal Of Approval, who also holds an entry in the Group 1 Fillies' and Mares' at Ascot on Champions Day, can take the step up to Group 2 company in her stride.
Speaking exclusively in the Racing and Football Outlook, which comes out on Tuesday, Fanshawe said: "Despite missing her juvenile campaign and not having run very often, she is pretty useful.
"She was second to subsequent Group 2 winner Emirates Queen on her debut, then she broke her maiden at Kempton over a mile and three. A foot injury meant she didn't get back on a track until Kempton in July, but she took that mile-and-a-half handicap off a mark of 88. I felt she was worth trying in Listed company and she proved me right when taking the Chalice Stakes.
"That was a lovely run, particularly as the ground was quick enough for her. She holds a Park Hill entry this week at Doncaster but much will depend on the ground as we need it good or softer to run."
One who will definitely run is course and distance winner Shwaiman, who has the Mallard as his target: "He was an impressive seven-length winner at Town Moor last time out, he has thrived since then and runs in the Mallard this week over the same trip. He is in good order."
Read James Fanshawe's thoughts on the rest of his in-form string, only in this week's Racing and Football Outlook, available from Tuesday