Hogan eyes up Rockingham tilt for Hathiq

Sunday, Jun 23 2019

Denis Hogan hopes Hathiq can return to winning ways in the Tote Rockingham Handicap at the Curragh on Thursday.

The former Owen Burrows inmate registered easy wins at Tipperary and the Curragh before heading to England to contest the Investec Dash at Epsom.

Sent off the 7-2 favourite, he finished well down the field but Hogan is expecting better on a course the five-year-old clearly likes.

“I’m really looking forward to Hathiq next week in the Rockingham,” said Hogan.

“We don’t think he was right in the ‘Dash’ and it all happened a bit fast for him, he hit the gates and it was over after he jumped.

“He has a lovely weight (8st 13lb) and Rory (Cleary) on his back.

“There are a lot of English challengers coming over which weren’t there previously, they’ll put it up to him.”

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