Ruby confirmed for Doncaster
Harry Fry has confirmed Rock On Ruby will run in the opening race at Doncaster this afternoon.
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There were fears the Eventmasters Corporate Hospitality Novices' Chase could become a walkover with only Mr Mole declared to face the former winner of the Stan James Champion Hurdle. However thankfully the South Yorkshire track escaped the worst of the rain and Rock On Ruby runs.
Writing in his exclusive Stan James blog Fry said: "It's fair to say we've been in fairly regular contact with Doncaster's clerk of the course, Roderick Duncan, regarding Rock On Ruby.
"I spoke to him this morning and he said they'd had a total of four millimetres yesterday. He walked the course this morning and he's pleased with the ground and we're all set to go. It's a minor miracle that we've been able to find this ground with the weather as it has been so we're looking forward to running him. It's just a shame it's only a two-horse race but hopefully it'll provide valuable experience.
"We've been trying our hardest to find him a race and they've got rain coming in again this afternoon so thankfully it's the first race on the card. It's certainly a relief to get an additional run in before Cheltenham."