Hat-Trick Up For Lookoutnow

Sat 16th Feb 2013, 16:40

Lookoutnow is led back into the parade ring by happy connections
©Healy Racing Photos
By Donal Murphy
Lookoutnow recorded his third win in-a-row and his fourth of the season as he took the Holden Plant Rentals Handicap Hurdle for trainer Eoin Doyle and jockey Mikey Butler.

The 8yo son of Beneficial eased to victory in a handicap hurdle at Tramore on New Year's Day and he followed up in a handicap chase at Gowran on Thyestes day last month.

Back over hurdles this afternoon, he went to post the 2/1 favourite and he made most.

He didn’t kick on up the home straight today as he did on his last two outings but he battled gamely and held off the challenge of Gates Of Rome by two lengths at the line.

The Mouse Morris trained Call Rog finished a further three parts of a length back in third under Mark Walsh for Mouse Morris at 7/1.

Eoin Doyle said afterwards: "He done it well again but I think we will put him away now until the Autumn. Mikey said he might just have enough of it as he didn’t have the same zest today.

"I think he will be a contender for next year's Thyestes as he stays and gallops."

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