Harry Fry bids to maintain his excellent start to the season with two chances at Market Rasen this afternoon.
Secret Door is set to go off as favourite in the 3:30, whilst Voix D’Eau carries top weight just thirty minutes later.
The Dorset-based handler, who enjoyed Cheltenham Festival success with Neon Wolf, has enjoyed eight winners from fourteen starts this season.
Fry’s strike rate is just short of 60%, but most notably all of the last five of his runners have been victorious.
“We don’t normally have many to run through the summer although we normally keep around six to eight on the go,” said the man whose most famous for the successes of Punchestown and Cheltenham hero Unowhatimeanharry.
“I couldn’t have asked for the season to have started any better really. It’s always nice to get the first winners of the season, and get on the scoreboard. I didn’t think we would do it so emphatically!
“It’s been great for everyone involved, long may it continue.”
The rapidly improving Secret Door is first up at Market Rasen, the six-year-old has won both her previous two starts but steps up from mares company.
Although a step-up in class, she looks to be one doing the right things and will be fancied after an impressive win at Haydock last month.
“She won a very valuable prize at Haydock last time,” said Fry.
“She’s a little bit higher in the weights from that now. She’s gone out of mares company now which is tougher, but this is a valuable prize and she deserves to take her chance.
“She’s in very good form at home, I’m hoping she can continue her upward curve.”
Voix D’Eau steps down in class following midfield efforts at Cheltenham on his last two starts.
The six-year-old hasn’t tasted victory in just over a year, but should be better now handicapping.
“He hasn’t found the good form he had in a successful novice season for us,” said the Dorset-handler.
“It’s been slightly disappointing but as a result of that he has come down the weights a bit. We’re trying the cheekpieces on him. The conditions seem fine, and hopefully he can be right there in the shake-up.”