Oscar Eclipse Scores off the Layoff in Sir Shackleton

March 30, 2024

Oscar Eclipse captures the Sir Shackleton (Juliana Colombo/Past The Wire)

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.— Woodslane Farm’s Oscar Eclipse ($7.80) returned off a six-month layoff to capture Saturday’s $125,000 Sir Shackleton, a seven-furlong sprint for older horses on the Curlin Florida Derby (G1) undercard, at Gulfstream Park.

The 4-year-old son of Oscar Performance, who hadn’t raced since finishing third in the 1 3/16 Bourbon at Churchill Downs Sept. 23, chased pacesetter Legacy Isle before taking over on the turn into the homestretch and holding off a late-surging Dreaming of Kona by a neck.

Brian Lynch-trained Oscar Eclipse, who has three victories in five starts on dirt since finishing off the board in two turf starts, ran seven furlongs in 1:23.23 under Jose Ortiz.

“It’s nice to see the horse run the way he did. I think he has a lot of potential ahead of him,” Lynch Said. “I like to see him run like that off the layoff. He’s such a big horse, you always worry if you have them fit enough.”

Dreaming of Kona finished three-quarters of a length ahead of favored Implementation.

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