Osborne House Relkeel Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m 4f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 1, 3 runners)
  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132 5th £1,072 6th £536
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 23.00s
  • Off time: 15:40:41
Full result
Result 15:40 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Oscar Whisky 1/5f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 11151-1
Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Oscar Whisky (IRE) 21
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 11151-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 167
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 167 1/5f
2 3077-23
Red, Orange diamond, Orange sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Orange diamonds Brampour (IRE) 21
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: 3077-23
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 157
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 P F Nicholls Harry Derham 157 14/1
3 P/50P2-2
Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Crack Away Jack 42
  • T:T R George
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: P/50P2-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR: 151
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 t T R George N Fehily 151 5/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Oscar Whisky (IRE)
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
6 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/9
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In depth

Verdict

OSCAR WHISKY won this 12 months ago when conceding weight to a small-but-select field and should take all the beating again. He made a smooth return to action in a Grade 2 at Ascot and it's difficult to see third Brampour getting much close here on similar terms. Crack Away Jack's second to Tidal Bay in a Grade 2 at Wetherby was confirmation that he is back to something near his best but it could be his future now lies over 3m or further.

Formwatch

Oscar Whisky (IRE) 8-15fav (11-8) Made all, pushed readily clear after 2 out, unchallenged after, eased flat, won at Ascot 2m 3f hdl G2 (1) hvy in Nov beating Raya Star (11-4) by 8l, 4 ran.

Crack Away Jack 14-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 9th, ridden and hit last, headed flat, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Tidal Bay (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f hdl G2 (1) gs in Nov.

Brampour (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Raced wide, disputed 2nd until 4 out, driven and outpaced in 3rd before 2 out, soon no impression with front pair, hit last, 3rd of 4, 14l behind Oscar Whisky (11-8) at Ascot 2m 3f hdl G2 (1) hvy in Nov.