HOOLIGAN (IRE) got his season off to a fantastic start at Wetherby today, scooping a nice prize in the 2m Intermediate Hurdle for his owners Dermot O’Donohoe, Sharon Nelson, Vicki Robinson and John Cavanagh. He travelled nicely under James Bowen and looked booked for second in the home straight before staying on well to collar his rival in the final strides and make it two from two over hurdles. His novice status ends on the 1st December so he now has the option of conditions races or handicaps off a mark of 135.