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Cheltenham

  • 15:35 Unicoin Homes Relkeel Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

  • (Grade 2) £30,000 added 4yo+ 5 ran
  • Winner £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 55.70s
  • Off time: 15:36:20

Oscar Whisky lands Relkeel

Bookies leave winner's World Hurdle odds unchanged

Last Updated: 10/12/11 4:19pm

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Oscar Whisky: Cheltenham winner

Oscar Whisky: Cheltenham winner

Oscar Whisky was a fairly comfortable winner of the Unicoin Relkeel Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Trainer Nicky Henderson and jockey Barry Geraghty had already enjoyed a double with Quantitativeeasing and Grandouet and the pair made it a treble in the final race.

Get Me Out Of Here ran well in second but never looked like getting to the winner who was nudged out to the line for a one-and-three-quarter-length success.

Henderson said of the Dai Walters-owned six-year-old: "He jumped beautifully all the way, he got racing quite early - I know Barry wanted to hold on a bit longer but I suspect they didn't go a great gallop early.

"He was racing two out and he's quickened up nicely. That is a good trip for him.

"He has to go to the Welsh Champion Hurdle (at Ffos Las, which is owned by Walters), although the timings aren't great and I'm not sure what to do with him between now and February. He won't run against Big Buck's next weekend (at Ascot), that's for sure.

"I suppose Ffos Las might tell us if he's a Champion Hurdle horse, but we might not learn anything else about him so I suppose we are in a bit of a dilemma."

Oscar Whisky was left largely unchanged at 8/1 generally for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle (the sponsors go 6/1 non-runner no bet) over three miles.

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