© Photo Healy RacingMaureen’s Star finished strongly under Conor McNamara to get up close home in the 0-102 rated handicap chase.
Thisonesforollie looked a likely winner when jumping the last in front and seemingly going strongly, but Davy Russell’s mount couldn’t fend off the late thrust of the winner (13/2, but supported at bigger prices before racing).
Having a first start since last October, the winner had one previous win to her name having won a three mile hurdle in Perth a couple of years ago.
Winning trainer Liam Lennon remarked afterwards: “We didn't expect that to be quite honest but she had shown snippets of form.
“We could keep her chasing now or she could even go for a hurdle around Downpatrick in a fortnight's time.
“I'm pleased for the owner as he stuck with her. She's not in that long and will improve.”
Additional reporting by Gary Carson