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Peddlers Cross beats Reve De Sivola Cheltenham 17.03.2010

Peddlers Cross (right): cost current connections £100,000

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

Oscar to the fore again with Peddlers Cross

LEADING jumps sire Oscar had further lustre added to his cv when Peddlers Cross ground out a tenacious victory over Reve De Sivola in the Grade 1 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle.

Previous standout jumps performers by Oscar, who stands under the Coolmore National Hunt banner at Grange Stud in County Cork, include Grade 1 winners Black Jack Ketchum, Offshore Account, Oscar Dan Dan, Refinement and Silent Oscar.

A son of Sadler's Wells, Oscar ran second to Peintre Celebre in the Prix du Jockey Club in a light racing career.

Five-year-old Peddlers Cross, who is now unbeaten in four starts under Rules, was bred by Mrs A. Delaney out of the Squill mare Patscilla, an unplaced racer from the immediate family of Australian Group 1 winner Runyon.

Patscilla has a three-year-old colt by Alderbrook and was barren to the same sire in 2008.

Peddlers' Cross's trainer Donald McCain had to go to £100,000 to purchase the horse at the Brightwells April sale at Cheltenham last year, a month after he had made a winning debut in an Irish point-to-point.

 

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