The Harry Fry-trained Oscar Rock (5g Oscar-Cash And New, by Supreme Leader) looked a hugely exciting prospect when running away with Newbury’s Listed bumper on Saturday.
The Oscar gelding, an easy bumper winner at the same track in November, faced several impressive recent winners but justified strong market support to score by eight lengths.
Oscar Rock, who was bred by Alice Kehoe and hails from the family of Native Upmanship, won a point-to-point before starting out in bumpers and Fry believes he is a very exciting hurdling prospect for next season.
“That was his Festival Bumper,” Fry told www.racingpost.com “We knew the track and ground suited, and he was spot-on. He´s improving all the time and we are really excited by him – you couldn’t not be. He could be a top novice next year over 2m 4f.”
Fry is no stranger to success with Oscar’s progeny – he also trains the reigning Champion Hurdler Rock On Ruby (8g Oscar-Stony View, by Tirol).