Fry star set for Wetherby

Unowhatimeanharry remains on course to make his seasonal return in the West Yorkshire Hurdle at Wetherby later this month.

Unowhatimeanharry: Set to return at Wetherby

Trainer Harry Fry is preparing to take the wraps off the eight-year-old, who is as short as 14-1 for next year's World Hurdle, in the Grade Two contest on October 29.

Having won only one of his first 13 outings before joining the Seaborough handler last season, Unowhatimeanharry proved to be one of the most improved performers of the campaign winning all five of his starts culminating with a Grade One success in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Fry said: "Unowhatimeanharry is in good order. We are looking towards the end of the month and the Grade Two three-mile hurdle at Wetherby. He is on target for that.

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"We will certainly start the hurdle route and see how he progresses. There is the option of jumping a fence if he wants to but we will focus on hurdling.

"The whole attention is towards hurdling and we will stick to this. If we decide we need to go another route we will give him schooling over fences."

A repeat bid for victory in the Ladbroke Hurdle at Ascot in December has been earmarked as the first major target for Jolly's Cracked It when making his return to action following an enforced spell on the sidelines with injury.

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Fry added: "He is back in training. It was a shame he missed the rest of last season. It was only a minor injury but it was enough to stop him running for the rest of the season.

"He dead-heated for the Ladbroke last year and the owner is keen to go for the Ladbroke again so we will see if we can get him ready for that as he loves Ascot."

One horse that will not be seen out on a racetrack again is three-times hurdle winner Jollyallan who has been retired after failing to recover from an injury sustained in the 2015 Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

Fry said: "Jollyallan has been retired through injury which is a shame. That's horses for you and we've just got to find another one now. He looked a very nice novice hurdler and it is a shame he didn't get the chance to go on for longer."

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