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Oscar Whisky Easy Winner of Coral Hurdle
24/11/12

1 Oscar Whisky 8/15F
2 Raya Star 4/1
3 Brampour 9/1
4 ran Distances: 8l, 6l, 54l
TIME 5m 2.90s (slow by 34.90s)

Nicky Henderson's Oscar Whisky proved in a class of his own as he ran out an easy winner of the Coral Hurdle under Barry Geraghty at Ascot.

Oscar Whisky
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Oscar Whisky

A faller at the last when right in contention in the race last year, the 8-15 favourite was always in command under Geraghty and cruised eight lengths clear of Raya Star.

"He loved the ground, and that was a very smart performance," said Henderson.

"We thought we would go to Cheltenham next month, then Ffos Las, possibly Fontwell, miss Cheltenham and go to Aintree but if it came up soft, you'd have to run him in the Champion Hurdle."

 

 

Coral Hurdle (Registered As The Ascot Hurdle) (Grade 2)
£90,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 3f 110y, Class 1
4 ran
Going: Heavy

Position
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
Starting Price
Beaten Distance
1
Oscar Whisky
N J Henderson
B J Geraghty
11st 8lbs
8 - 15
Winner
2
Raya Star
A King
R Thornton
11st 4lbs
4 - 1
8 lengths
3
Brampour
P F Nicholls
Harry Derham
11st 4lbs
9 - 1
6 lengths
4
Get Me Out Of Here
Jonjo O'Neill
A P McCoy
11st 8lbs
7 - 1
54 lengths
       


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