A winner at Chepstow on his seasonal reappearance in October, Eva’s Oskar had finished second on his next two starts, including to a progressive sort when runner-up at Cheltenham’s December meeting.
Things didn’t go to plan in the Welsh National and he wasn’t at his best next time, but he showed his true colours at Exeter yesterday, readily getting the better of a progressive rival in second, the pair well clear of the remainder.
He was sporting a first-time visor yesterday, and that certainly looked to bring about some improvement, while the return to heavy ground didn’t trouble him.
We’ll wait to see what the handicapper does before making a plan for him, though we could look to give him a break now, as he has had six races already this season. Looking ahead, I would love to take him back to Chepstow next December! Congratulations to his owners Dick and Sally Prince.