Katie & Jacksons make a great team
Katie Walsh salutes the crowd after crossing the line in front aboard Jacksonslady
(Healy Racing Photos)
Sent off at 7/1 (was 12/1 this morning with Paddy Powers), the consistent 7yo daughter of Jackson's Drift, raced in mid-division in the early stages before making progress at the third last.
She was third at the second last and jumped the last disputing the lead with On The Way Out.
Dunne was subsequently given a six-day ban for careless riding following an incident entering the straight where David Casey was unseated from Senior Again.
Philip Dempsey said afterwards: "That was great. We know she is well handicapped now, we didn’t know that beforehand!
"She had some very solid runs and Katie gave her a great ride. Every jockey that rode her said that she needed better ground but Katie said that she handled it well today.
"She is not EBF qualified which rules her out of all the mares races. We might go back for a novice race now or the mares hurdle if Willie decides to go the other way with Quevega."
(Additional reporting by Gary Carson)
The well-backed Ponmeword kept the locals happy at Limerick as the Eric McNamara trained gelding took the Sliabh Luachra Handicap Chase in good style.