With the rains just starting to ease the Jumping ground, it was back to a normal routine for Harry Fry at the end of last week when his team enjoyed four winners and multiple placings in several of the featured events.
The star of last weekend’s show was the very likeable novice chaser Bags Groove who took the Grade 2 Rising Stars Novices' Chase at Wincanton and Minella Awards was another young chaser to jump with aplomb when beating Robin Waters at Aintree.
Near misses had to be endured with old favourite Unowhatimeanharry and Litterale Ci but the Manor Farm stables squad can look onwards and upwards to a season in which several stars are backed up by some fresh young blood and the likes of the seasoned The Last Samuri.
Fry, notched up 53 winners from 245 runners and collected £787,617 in prize money last season and with 15 winners already expectations will be high that total will be surpassed with ease this time around.
Harry kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about some of his leading prospects for season ahead.