'That's what this game is about' - Harry Fry dreaming big after Might I win
Trainer Harry Fry was dreaming of bigger things after Might I turned the 2m2f novice hurdle into a procession on his debut over jumps.
A beaten favourite on his last start in a Listed bumper, the 10-11 favourite routed his opposition under jockey Lorcan Murtagh, who needed nothing more than hands and heels on the 11-length winner.
“That's what this game is about, having horses like him that you can go home and dream about," said Fry. “First time out over hurdles you want to see them jump well. He's done that and winning in the manner he did is the icing on the cake."
Fry, who was winning the race for the second time in as many years, added: “We were lucky enough to win the race last year with Metier, who went on to win at the highest level and hopefully he is a horse we can aim at those heights as well.
“We can't do it without the support of the likes of [owners] Brian and Sandy Lambert. We're very lucky to have some nice horses for them and for our other owners.”
When asked about the season ahead, Fry said: “At the moment we have lots of hopes and dreams, hopefully we can fulfil a few of them. We're looking forward to getting going in earnest.”
Arian handed repeat win
Last year's winner Arian was handed a repeat win in the 2m5f handicap chase after 7-4 favourite Orrisdale fell when three lengths clear at the last.
Trained by Philip Hobbs, Arian took full advantage to score by four lengths from Chinwag, who was brought to a virtual standstill when Orrisdale crashed out.
Read these next:
The jumps season is here! Grab your copy of The Big Jump Off, our 72-page guide to the 2021-22 National Hunt season, from the Racing Post shop or from independent newsagents and many Co-Ops from Wednesday, October 20. It contains a wealth of unbeatable content including ante-post tips, guest columnists, divisional analysis and much more. Don't miss out.