Ruby set for run before Cheltenham
Rock On Ruby
(Healy Racing Photos)
The seven-year-old travelled well for most of his comeback in the stanjames.com International Hurdle but lack of a recent run took its toll and he trailed home eight lengths behind Zarkandar and Grandouet.
In the immediate aftermath of the race Fry suggested his stable star could head back to Cheltenham without the aid of another run but he tweeted on Sunday: "Rock On Ruby 100% this morning, delighted with his first run of the season, plenty to build on. Another run before March more than likely."
Gordon Elliott is looking at aiming the sidelined Jessies Dream at the top races in the second half of the season.