First season trainer Harry Fry is making a name for himself amoungst the national hunts elite band of trainers. Harry has been assistant trainer to Paul Nicholls down in Ditcheat for the last four seasons. In that time the trainer has been personal assistant to the charismatic Paul Barber, training from the satalite yard in Seaborough. This is where the hard work begins in ernest, the majority of horses are from Fance and the Point To Point scene, which allows the rookie trainer the opportunity to showcase his skills.
The majority of the horse which are sent down to the satalite stable have been big immature types. Harry gets them balanced and works on their jumping. Horses have different characters, you will have the gentle natured horse such as Tanya Stevenson, then you will have the stubborn mules such as Alistair Downes. When a horse first arrives at a new enviroment it takes a certain amount of time to settle into its new surroundings. In this time they will have a gentle canter, brush up on their jumping and are allowed to mature into what will, hopefully, be a good future in the national hunt game.
This season Harry Fry has a small band of around 20 runners and has already struck fear into the bookmakers with a couple of winners. Harry will be responsible for training Rock On Ruby for this seasons Champion Hurdle in March at Cheltenham. At 25 years of age Harry is one of the youngest trainers to have taken out a full licence. Young Harry Fry has all the responsabilities on his shoulders in what I believe is a stable that is going places.
When he sends his horses out, especially his chasers, they are worth following. He has sent out only a handfull of runners and 2 have already won. This is a trainer you should be paying close attention to over the coming months. I believe he will show high profits to level stakes. Paul Barber has supported Paul Nicholls, and now he will support Harry.
There are also a few interesting stats from other trainers at certain tracks…
Paul Nicholls has had a strike rate of 100% at Towcester, 67% at Down Royal and 42% at Punchestown.
Robert Woollacott has had a strike rate of 100% at Ascot, 67% at Hereford and 60% at Uttoxeter.
Nigel Twiston-Davies has had a strike rate of 46% at Hexham.
Tim Vaughan has had a strike rate of 100% at Brighton and 50% at Carlisle.
Peter Bowen has had a strike rate of 42% at Folkestone and 38% at Perth.
I also have a few interesting stats for you today. When these trainers have runners at certain tracks you should take a keen look.
At Kempton AW, SC Williams 3 and 4 yr old runners have high strike rate only in handicap races.
At Lingfield, MJ Attwater class 6 or 7 handicap races has a 41% strike rate.
At Southwell, all A Swinbank’s runners carrying between 8-12 and 9-07
At Wolverhampton, J Noseda runners having their second run and George Baker in class 6 or 7 races as long as the runner has had a break of 12 days or more.
All the best,
The Form Guy