Fradd misses race riding ‘very much’ but says he has come to peace with the situation and is just glad to remain in an industry that has given him so much across his globe-trotting career.
“It is mainly about keeping them nice and relaxed on race day and taking each ride as it comes,” Fradd said.
“Each race is different and if you have had a bad ride in race one, it is about clearing your mind for race two and beyond.”
The 22-year-old Jones has kept Fradd on as a mentor even after finishing her apprenticeship and the retired hoop notes that she has grown in confidence in recent months.
“She has always had a mature head on her shoulders,” Fradd said of Jones.
In his mentoring role, Fradd likes to be hands-on and is a regular at the track so he can go through replays not long after the race with his team.
He notes that he doesn’t often have to tell a jockey they have made a mistake - that they usually already know themselves, can point it out and that he can just advise what they could have done better in that specific situation.
For Wilson-Taylor, it is all about the mental side of it when he approached the former jockey about joining his ‘stable’.
Wilson-Taylor won his maiden Group 1 during the recent winter and as Fradd is also an elite level winner in the Sunshine State, he is keen to tap into that knowledge.
“He is just really good for my head space,” Wilson-Taylor said.
“He talks about going into every race and race day with a clear mind and not taking things on from earlier in the day to later in the day.