Ben Haslam Racing | October 2019
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October 2019

October 2019

Prancing Oscar best of our 3 runners on jumps card at Sedgefield 

On the opening day of October three of our horses head to Sedgefield for an afternoon jumps meeting at the Co Durham track.  The first of our runners, River Frost, can only finish last of 4 in a 2 mile novices’ chase, whilst our final runner on the card, Inca Gold, comes home 5th of the 6 runners in a 2 mile 3 furlong handicap chase.

In between these runs Prancing Oscar contests a 2 mile 1 furlong handicap hurdle.  The 5 year old has finished 3rd, 1st and 2nd in his 3 hurdle races to date but today is back up in grade to a Class 3 race with just 5 runners.  Prancing Oscar races in 3rd place, tracking the two leaders, for much of the race, well clear of the remaining two runners.  Prancing Oscar is ridden after 3 out but in the home straight tires though he comfortably holds on to 3rd place.  This was the softest ground Prancing Oscar has encountered since going hurdling and maybe this, as well as the step up in grade, was the reason for a slightly below par run, but at least he has maintained his record of finishing in the first 3 in each of his hurdle races to date, and has a win at Fontwell Park to his credit.

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