No grand plans for impressive Oscar Davy

Oscar Davy's unbeaten stable-mate Fingal Bay, left, remains only 50:50 for the Cheltenham Festival
Oscar Davy's unbeaten stable-mate Fingal Bay, left, remains only 50:50 for the Cheltenham Festival
The start of racing on Washout Wednesday / Picture by Malcolm Wells

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Oscar Davy is making up for lost time.

The six-year-old claimed a long-overdue maiden victory in the toteplacepot Lough Derg Novices’ Hurdle at Fontwell on Sunday.

Sent off as the 15/8 favourite, he sauntered clear of the field to win by 15 lengths – with any amount in hand.

The triumph brought to an end a frustrating spell on the sidelines for half-brother of fellow Fontwell winner Chariot Charger.

Minehead trainer Philip Hobbs is delighted to be back on track.

But he insisted there were no big plans for Oscar Davy just yet.

‘He had a minor muscle strain, so unfortunately we have missed a bit of time with him,’ said Hobbs.

‘We will just send him out under a penalty in another novice hurdle and take it from there.’

Oscar Davy fell when a certain debut winner at Carlisle back in October.

He then came a promising third to Gullinbursti in a hot contest at Exeter the following month before picking up the muscle strain.

Meanwhile, Hobbs revealed Oscar Davy’s unbeaten stable-mate Fingal Bay is only 50:50 to recover from his hamstring injury in time for the Grade 1 Neptune Investment Management Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on March 14.