Throwback Race Of The Day For Friday - 07/01/22

Finian's Oscar

Today we are looking back at the 2017 renewal of the Grade One Tolworth Hurdle where Finian's Oscar for Colin Tizzard took the spoils in devastating style.

The late gelding who passed away sadly as a six year old was a very smart hurdler and chaser in his time, with his biggest successes over hurdles coming in this race and at the Grand National meeting when taking out the Mersey Novices' Hurdle.

He always had a soft spot for Aintree with his biggest win over fences coming at the Liverpool based track when landing the Grade One Manifesto Novices' Chase back in 2018.

Although only being around for three or so years, he was a very special horse for the Tizzard's and will be remembered fondly for winning this race.


James Mackie | @JMackieRacing