Harry Fry Very Bullish About Causing Paisley Park Upset

Trainer Harry Fry is very bullish about his horse If The Cap Fits chances in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday and strongly believes that he can cause a big upset and end the unbeaten run of the superstar Paisley Park.

If The Cap Fits has been in smart form as he is now unbeaten in his last two runs landing Grade 1 Ryanair Stayers Hurdle at Aintree last March and following that up by seeing of International Hurdle winner Call Me Lord in an Ascot Grade 2 on his seasonal reappearance.

Harry Fry's eight year old has not been seen since with the handler not being 100 percent happy with the gelding but his horse is set to be ready for a big dual with everyones favourite Stayers Hurdle star Paisley Park on Saturday.

The pair make up two of Britain's three highest-rated hurdlers with Buveur D'Air for Nicky Henderson is splitting the pair in second but Fry is optimistic that If The Cap Fits is still very unexposed over three miles having ran once at the trip and winning.

He has three pounds to find with Emma Lavelle's horse but his trainer said: "He worked very nicely at the weekend, so it's all systems go. It'll be the first time at the track and we're looking forward to it; he's taking on a very worthy favourite in Paisley Park.

"Paisley Park has been there and done it, he's a worthy champion. We've only ever had one start at the trip – that was at the highest level at Aintree last spring – but we're looking forward to it and hopefully he's still relatively unexposed.

"He's got a great attitude and real battling qualities; he'll need all of those on Saturday. It'll be interesting to see where we stand with him. The handicapper makes it 3lb, so we'll see. It's a fascinating clash."

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