Brown makes breakthrough
Mona Brown holds off La Belle Maison
(Healy Racing Photos)
The winner was sent off 3/1 favourite in an open looking contest having opened up 5/2.
It was a deserved victory for the Dylan Thomas filly, who had been placed in four of her six previous outings.
"She stuck at it well. She'e been running in good races and has been knocking on the door," said Manning.
The winner was wearing a hood and tongue-tie for the first time and travelling head lad Ger Flynn added:- "She works well at home in the hood."
(Additional reporting by Michael Graham)
Epic Encounter quickened up in great style to run out an easy winner of the first division of the mile maiden at Dundalk.