3.17 Thurles – The Bosses Oscar – WON 5/2

It seems he may well stick to hurdles this season, rather than switch to fences, with the Coral Cup suggested as a possible long term target. Whilst slightly wrong at the weights with a couple of his market rivals, they are far more exposed than his is and not open to as much improvement. In addition, but for a luckless passage at Cheltenham last season, he could easily be rated a good deal higher already, than his current handicap mark. A winner on his first start last year, he goes well fresh and can hopefully start his campaign off with a win.

Ten To Follow Comments:
The Bosses Oscar, Gordon Elliott
A notebook horse from Cheltenham having run really well in the Martin Pipe Hurdle, finishing strongly having been way back off the pace for much of the race. That was only his 5th race over hurdles for connections, so he’s nowhere reached what he’s capable of. The way he finished his race off at Cheltenham suggests he’d get 3 miles no problem and if asked to race over hurdles this season, can win races off his current handicap mark. He’s a well sized gelding and could easily be sent over fences, where again, he’d one to follow with great interest. He could well be one lined up for one of the handicap chases at Cheltenham following a few runs to gain the required experience; perhaps something like the Kim Muir!!

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