Oakley ran in the same race as Nelson River last time out and after travelling quite well for a long way got very tired late on. This was his first run for 116 days and that may have cost him late on. The handicapper dropped him 4lb for that effort back to 132. He’s run well off this mark a couple of times before including when 3rd at Cheltenham in a conditional jockeys race as well when 3rd to Not So Sleepy at Ascot in November 2019. He finished 7th in a Betfair Hurdle off 139 in 2019 only beaten 6 lengths and that could well be a target next season as could the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham. He arguably wants a bit of cut in the ground and that is likely at Cheltenham in November. It was a disappointing run last week but the ground and the lay off may have contributed to this. If he is aimed at the Greatwood Hurdle next season, I hope he’s given a pipe opener before.