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Tom Weekes

Tom Weekes

Limerick's opener won by O'Brien's Outlaws & cousin Slevin

Band Of OutlawsBand Of Outlaws
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The Joseph O'Brien trained Band Of Outlaws improved on a poor round of jumping at Cork recently to win the opening Greenmount Equine Hospital 3YO Maiden Hurdle Limerick today, under jockey JJ Slevin.

The son of Fast Company managed to finish a fast-finishing third at Cork on hurdles debut on December 9 despite not jumping with any fluency and today jumped much better before quickening past leader Future Proof on the run-in, for a three part of a length win.

Afterwards jockey Slevin, a cousin of the winning trainer, stated “he has got his jumping together and jumped very well. He ran a great race at Cork the last day but didn't jump so well and he learned from that.

“He was a good horse on the flat and looks like he could be a good hurdler and he got through the ground well. He is a very classy horse and that's a bit help and hopefully he'll have a future in this game.”