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Trainer Harry Fry enjoys success at Ludlow Racecourse
NEW trainer Harry Fry, fresh from recording his first success at Exeter races, saddled Dancingtilmidnight in the two-mile-five-furlong Mares hurdle at Ludlow on Thursday and he was again back in the winner’s enclosure, writes Graham Saveker.
Ridden by Noel Fehily, the five-year-old ex-point-to-pointer, making her debut under rules, waited in the 12-runner field until making progress approaching the third last hurdle and leading at the second-last hurdle.
Bonne Fee made a valiant effort to make a race of it and the pair drew away on the run-in but the honours went to Midnight Legend by a neck. Winning trainer Fry said: “We came here hoping she had a decent chance. I think we’ll stick to these mares hurdles and there should be a bit of improvement to come.”
Almost like clockwork, Welsh trainer Evan Williams supplied a winner at the meeting for his supporters as his Hold Court took the opening two-mile novices hurdle.
Ridden by Paul Maloney, Hold Court made ground smoothly through the field until leading at the final flight, racing clear and then easing up to win by six lengths from Drum Valley and Spa’s Dancer.