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Oscars Well impresses in Navan victory

Updated: Saturday, 08 Dec 2012 17:36 | Comments

Oscars Well
Oscars Well

Oscars Well (8-11 favourite) ran out a comfortable victor in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Chase at Navan.

A Grade One winner over hurdles, he won on his chasing bow at Punchestown in October but was a faller there last time when a hot favourite.

He put that run behind him though with a confident round of jumping in the hands of Robbie Power, holding a healthy advantage at the top of the straight. Cootamundra tried to make a race of it but Oscars Well was far too good, with his stablemate Jenari third.

Winning trainer Jessica Harrington tweeted: "Delighted to get Oscars Well back on track jumped great and Robert gave him a super ride."

High-class chaser Roi Du Mee (2-1 favourite) made full use of his much lower mark over the smaller obstacles to complete a hat-trick in the feature Proudstown Handicap Hurdle.

Jane Mangan was always travelling well on the Gordon Elliott-trained seven-year-old, who shrugged off Colbert Station from the second-last and won by nine and a half lengths, completing a treble for owners Gigginstown.

Cheltenham Champion Bumper fourth Moscow Mannon opening his jumps career with a pleasing victory in the hands of Andrew Lynch in the Irish Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle.

Brian Hamilton's six-year-old (10-11 favourite) led all the way and stretched nicely clear when market rival The Paparrazi Kid threatened to get involved, winning by two and three-quarter lengths.

Russell, who, earlier, rode Un Atout to victory, completed a double when Mouse Morris's Rule The World (4-5 favourite) scored an emphatic victory in the Meath Novice Hurdle, having the race in the bag at the last before beating classy chaser Joncol by four and a quarter lengths.

Grade One-winning hurdler Marasonnien could not make a winning switch to fences in the Navan Golf Course Beginners Chase as he succumbed to Mark Walsh on Colm Murphy's The Westener Boy (9-1), who won by 25 lengths

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