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Tom Weekes

Tom Weekes

Moskovite defies top weight for trainer/jockey Hogan

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The Denis Hogan trained and ridden Moskovite defied top weight and an inadequate trip when landing the O'Kelly Brothers (Mares) Handicap Hurdle at Limerick today.

The grey daughter of Flemensfirth wore down her rivals in the home straight in scoring a three and a quarter lengths win over Rovetta

Hogan later stated “she is a class mare but it was still not going to be easy for her over two miles carrying top weight as she is a 2m4f or 2m6f mare. “We went an awful gallop for a handicap but they came back to me and she outstayed them.

She'll probably come back here for the Shannon Spray Hurdle here in March. I'm not sure what is for her in the meantime but her sister was second in it last year.

“It's a great family and she is owned by a top man Robert (Hennelly), who breeds them and I train them and he lets me ride them too which is an added bonus.”