Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Fry believes Ruby can bounce backHeadlines
Rock On Ruby

Harry Fry is adamant Rock On Ruby can reverse the form from Saturday's International Hurdle back at Cheltenham in March.

The Seaborough handler was delighted with his stable star's effort to take third place behind Zarkandar and Grandouet on his first run of the season in soft ground and is looking to give last season's Champion Hurdle hero one more run ahead of the defence of his title.

"He travelled down the hill like the best horse in the race - he had Zarkandar off the bridle at the top of the hill - and just turning in he got caught out with the lack of a recent run which you need to have at that sort of level on that ground," Fry said in his blog for StanJames.com.

"He's had two wind operations and those conditions are going to find out any weaknesses whether they've been fixed or not. What it turned into was a real stamina test so, on better ground, we've very confident about his chances come March.

"What Saturday showed you was a real staying performance from Zarkandar which may have proved he was less like a Champion Hurdle horse. Grandouet obviously travelled well and had his turn of foot blunted by the conditions.

"He's the one to fear come March because that was a great run off a 12-month lay-off and his turn of speed will come into play on better ground."

Fry feels Rock On Ruby will benefit from another outing before Cheltenham and is looking at either Wincanton's Kingwell Hurdle or the Contenders' Hurdle at Sandown in February.

6 July 2015

Irish duo walking on Ayr
Lynam duo to blaze July trail
Unassuming O'Meara on the march
Niel mooted for Hobbs Arc prep
Glorious designs for Abbaye hero
Mahsoob set for Wales's run
Varian dealt further Hill blow
Egan charged by BHA
Gosden unfazed by trailblazing Horn
Lightning in hat for Cup run
Fabre favours Bay Deauville date
Goodwood target for Paris
Yarmouth targets August return
Lee hoping for dream training start
Waady enters Haydock equation
Nassau next for Legatissimo
Mahsoob set for Wales's run
Brave team mull jumps option
Sapphire option for Fire
Waller eyeing Beau July glory
'Diamond' Ainippe delights Lyons
Another German Derby for Schiergen
No luck for Geraghty on return
Arc considered for Horn swansong
Tonto earmarked for York date
Pace set for July Stakes
Dods: Angel can embrace joy of six
Kurland set for Newmarket return
Outstanding third in Belmont Oaks

5 July 2015

Geraghty unplaced on return
Galway beckons for 'improving' Wood
Mountain set for trip descent
No joy for Postulation in USA
Golden shines in Eclipse victory
Eye sees off Marathon rivals
Blond shows her true colours
Notarised lands Newton prize
Basem proves up to Challenge
Tiana takes Oaks triumph
Waady leads the Charge
Cymro claims Haydock honours
Maria added to Falmouth field

4 July 2015

Horn calls the tune in Eclipse
Tiana takes Oaks triumph
Flash fires home
Majestic vies for Fairyhouse rule
Geraghty back in business
Walsh indebted to king Kauto
Angel confirmed Sandown non-runner
Doyle and Johnston shine at Sandown
Johnson scorches to fastest fifty
Windshear up for the Cup
Muhaarar in great form - Hills
Chantilly off the radar for Test
Gatsby sets sights on Horn
Queen aiming to reign in Oaks
Gosden respects Golden rivals

3 July 2015

Cyclone set for Leopardstown outing
Waady aiming to step up
Angel major Sandown doubt
Strong Gosden hand at Newmarket
Doyle up for the Challenge
Sandown team mull watering plans
Kazeem on comeback trail
Lennox option for Limato
Magnificent seven for Elliott
Pendleton thrilled with first ride
Balding hoping for Park August run
Kirby unscathed in house fire
Pilot charters path to York
Provenance has claims on Sandown
Soapy out to slay Dragon rivals
Spencer rides Gatsby in Eclipse
Space considered for Ascot return

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2015