Dan Skelton is back in the game and he is looking to bring out two of his best bumper horses from the last campaign at Uttoxeter on the 23rd of October, as Third Time Lucki will be making his debut over hurdles in division one of the 2m novice hurdle while the popular Wilde About Oscar will be taking a spot in division two.
At the Cheltenham Festival in March, Third Time Lucki was able to take the fourth place in the Champion Bumper – in which several high roller online casinos released major odds on before the race. Ferny Hollow took first place, Appreciate It earned the second place, Queens Brook took third place, while Third Time Lucki was only able to finish fourth as Eskylane came close to snatching the fourth place before finally settling for the fifth at the end of the race.
Speaking about the horse, Skelton said: “They’re two real nice bumper horses from last year and I’m excited to be running both. Third Time Lucki has the fancier form.
“He ran in an English point-to-point, but we’ve done loads of jumping with him at home and this looks a lovely starting point. He’s a beautiful horse and has always been an impressive-looking animal. He’s had a nice summer and we just want him to be lucky.”
The 5-year-old gelding will be preparing to face up to 11 contenders on Friday, as Mongol Emperor and Ocen Drifter, who are both point-to-pointers winners, are also among these contenders.
Wilde About Oscar, who won the Warwick Bumper with a wide margin and came out fourth in Listed contest at Newbury last campaign, has been regarded by Skelton as a gelding to be taken notice of as the trainer had increasing hopes for the horse this season.
Enjoying the profits the two-horse brings home is Mike and Eileen Newbould, who own both geldings, as Wilde About Oscar was able to finish only behind Ocean Wind, who emerged as the winner of Cesarewitch Trial and also coming sixth in the Champion Bumper in February with casinoclic casino en ligne tabled down odds for the punters in this race.
Skelton continued: “I think Wilde about Oscar is a smart animal. He hacked up at Warwick and they went no gallop when he was fourth at Newbury. They’re two very nice horses, but this is just the starting point and there are no plans beyond this at the moment.”
Wilde about Oscar will also be facing up to 11 rivals in his race, with Harry Whittington-trained Give Us A Swig and Olly Murphy-trained Lord Of Kerak.
Skelton has been reported to be sending up to eight horses from his stable in Warwickshire to Uttoxeter.