Tuesday 21 November 2017

Hogan on the double

Denis Hogan and Zekarya clear the last on their way to winning at Gowran
Denis Hogan and Zekarya clear the last on their way to winning at Gowran

'DUAL STAR' Denis Hogan initiated a double at Clonmel where he rode and trained Ridestan to success in the juvenile hurdle. The Aga Khan-bred son of Linngari cruised seven-and-a-half lengths clear of the well-fancied Reflet Ambre (15/8 favourite).

Hogan then partnered Philip Byrne's Roisin Dubh (7/2 favourite) to victory in the Nire Valley Mares Handicap Hurdle.

Hogan was denied a hat-trick when his Emmy Lou was touched off in the dying strides by Cloudy Morning in the Powerstown Park Handicap Hurdle.

Robert Tyner and Philip Enright were on the mark in the opening mares' maiden hurdle with Carrigmoorna Rock, which made a smooth winning debut over obstacles.

Ruby Walsh shone with a fine front-running ride aboard Pat Fahy's Mount Gunnery as the 6/5 favourite galloped four-and-a-half lengths clear from Doesday Book in the Clonacody (C & G) Maiden Hurdle.

Gordon Elliott was on the mark over in Wetherby with Jimmy The Hat in the selling hurdle. Tony McCoy guided the 5/6 shot to a three-length success, the second in a treble for the champion jockey.

Irish Independent

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