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Oscars-winning show for Jessica

Oscars Well had a convincing win in the Book New Years Eve Panoramic Restaurant Beginners Chase at Punchestown yesterday, a perfect debut for the hurdler over fences.

Last season's Irish Champion Hurdle runner-up put in a classy display as he romped home in this two-mile contest.

Robbie Power had the Jessica Harrington-trained seven-year-old handily placed in fourth as Hi Big Man, Darwins Fox and Willowhill Warrior cut out the running.

Jumping into the lead with the minimum of fuss at the third-last, the 1/2 favourite was never out of second gear as he scored by 12 lengths from Darwins Fox, with Plan A third.

Harrington said: "That was a lovely introduction. I couldn't believe how good he was jumping and Robbie said either long or short he was great.

"I'd say he'll go for the Drinmore (Fairyhouse, December 2) now."


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