Dashing Oscar made a pleasing return to action with a clear cut victory in the most valuable race of the day at Fontwell on Saturday.
He has a fine record fresh and was winning first time out for the third time in the last four campaigns.
We felt that Dashing Oscar had a bit to find on the evidence of his final run last season but he jumped very well in the Winner Group Handicap Hurdle at Fontwell where Noel Fehily bossed things from the front.
He was clear turning for home, kept on strongly, winged the last flight and stayed on well to beat Diable De Sivola by three lengths.
Though we have the option to switch Dashing Oscar to fences this season I hope he can progress a little further over hurdles in the meantime.
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