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
- Winning time: 5m 23.00s
- Off time: 15:40:41
|1st||1 Oscar Whisky||1/5f|
Oscar Whisky (IRE) 21
|7||160 11-6||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||167||1/5f|
Brampour (IRE) 21
|5||156 11-2||P F Nicholls||Harry Derham||157||14/1|
Crack Away Jack 42
|8||152 10-12 t||T R George||N Fehily||151||5/1|
Oscar Whisky (IRE)
||6||11-6||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||4/9|
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.
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.