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  • 14:05 Woodlands Park 100 Club Novice Chase 3m

  • (grade 2) €45,000 added 5yo+ 3 ran
  • Winner:
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 7m 9.70s
  • Off time: 14:05:55

Oscar Too Hot For Ridge

Last Updated: 19/01/10 2:42pm

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Meade - won with Oscar Looby.

Meade - won with Oscar Looby.

Noel Meade's Oscar Looby (4-1) relished the step up to three miles to land the Grade 2 Woodlands Park 100 Club Novice Chase at Naas on Tuesday.

The absence of Beckett Rock meant just three went to post for the €45,000 contest and it was the outsider of the trio that landed the spoils under Paul Carberry.

Alpha Ridge was sent off as 4-6 favourite for Paul Nolan and Ruby Walsh but he didn't convince with his fencing despite taking them along as he liked in the early stages.

Telenor always kept tabs on the leader and at one stage on the second circuit it looked as though they had the race to themselves as Oscar Looby found himself detached.

However, Carberry nursed the seven-year-old back into the contest and he was back on the bridle as they turned for home, with the front two being scrubbed along.

Alpha Ridge kept on well under Walsh for second but Carberry just had to keep his mount going to ensure a third success over fences this season for the Oscar gelding.

Telenor finished a remote third.

Meade said: "Paul said the ground is nearly unraceable but this horse goes in anything apart from very quick ground and there is a race coming up in Navan for him.

"This horse will stay at home and won't be going to Cheltenham and Aintree, but there is a race at the Punchestown Festival go for."

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