This gelding has a superb National Hunt pedigree; bred to be a thorough staying type, 3 miles plus in testing conditions are his natural territory. He has been showing us in his hurdle races that he knows how to jump-putting in some big leaps, as if to say “show me a chase fence!” Nicky is a huge fan of the sire, with Oscar responsible for the likes of Big Zeb, Rock On Ruby, Lord Windermere, Peddlers Cross, At Fishers Cross & Teaforthree. Highflyer also rate the consignor, having previously purchased Alberta’s Run from the same vendor. The dam, Testaway, has produced several progeny so far who were all multiple NH winners, including Jadanli who saw off Tarquinius to win the Grade A Thyestes Chase.
In Norse, the meaning of Oscar is 'Divine Spear' - the Divine Spear is a legendary holy spear, the tip of which is said to penetrate all defences.
Seven Barrows 2017/18 Season Preview: "He is a lovely big horse that has taken his time but has always been a chaser in the making and that’s undoubtedly what he’ll need to be doing this season. He won his bumper at the first time of asking and has been incredibly consistent over hurdles, winning twice, then last season, apart from his win at Fontwell in December, ran some excellent races coming second in two very competitive handicaps at Ascot and Kempton and third in a good race at Cheltenham on Trials day. Fences are what he’s been waiting for and I think he could be a very exciting recruit for this division. He has summered very well and jumps for fun."