IT WAS double delight for Seaborough handler Harry Fry as both Thomas Brown and Bags Groove recorded wins at Doncaster and Huntingdon respectively.

The pair’s triumph came as a welcome relief for Fry, who admitted his yard had endured a “frustratingly quiet spell over the past four weeks”.

Thomas Brown, a 7-4 favourite, came home 10 lengths clear of Vintage Vinnie to kick things off in a dramatic race for the Sky Bet Novices’ Chase at Doncaster.

“It was a typical chase with a few incidents, but he did it well. The ground is the key to him,” said Fry about Thomas Brown.

“Where we go from here I’m not sure. He’s got Cheltenham engagements but we’ll go home, have a chat and make up our minds.”

Bags Groove also justified his favourites tag scooping the Racing UK Anywhere Standard Open NH Flat Race at Huntingdon, beating 16-1 shot Silverhow.

On his official website, Fry added: “He is an exciting horse who we felt was bound to improve for that first racecourse experience and we would like to think he will come on again from only the second race of his life.”

The Dorset handler said: “It was good to get back on the winning track with a cross the card double at Doncaster and Huntingdon after a frustratingly quiet spell over the past four weeks.

“Meetings where we had good chances were lost to the weather, one or two fancied runners ran below form and so it was beginning to feel a bit like a batsman who was struggling to score runs.”