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Lady Writer prevails in tight finish for Hogan

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 1:07pm
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Lady Writer prevails in tight finish for Hogan

Denis Hogan (centre) celebrates with members of the Give it a Try syndicate after Lady Writer won the TRI Equestrian Handicap Hurdle at Leopardstown. PHOTO: PATRICK MCCANN/RACING POST

Lady Writer prevails in tight finish for Hogan

Denis Hogan (centre) celebrates with members of the Give it a Try syndicate after Lady Writer won the TRI Equestrian Handicap Hurdle at Leopardstown. PHOTO: PATRICK MCCANN/RACING POST

Lady Writer, from the Denis Hogan yard, recorded her second victory in succession when she battled well to narrowly defeat the Tim Doyle trained Cher Why Not in the three mile 80-109 handicap hurdle at Leopardstown last week.

With the trainer himself doing the steering, the daughter of Urban Poet was settled well off the pace but began to creep into contention leaving the back straight. Hogan asked her for her effort after the second last flight and she responded well to jump the last in front and resist the strong challenge of Cher Why Not by half a length.

This was a thoroughly game display by the winner who was shouldering a 6lb penalty for her recent Punchestown success. Home bred Lady Writer is giving the locally based Give It A Try Syndicate great fun. She likes a give in the ground and now that the rain has arrived the story looks far from over. According to Denis Hogan, chasing is her game and she is likely to make the transition in the autumn.

 

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