Annie beats Queen in Mares Maiden Hurdle
Annie Oakley & Robbie Power jump the last on their way to victory
(Healy Racing Photos)
The 5yo daughter of Westerner was sent off at just 3/1 having finished a decent third behind Oscars Joy over the course and distance last month.
Ridden by Robbie Power, she raced in second for much of the contest before improving to lead at the second last.
Winning rider Robbie Power said afterwards: "She did it well. She has only just turned five and she will be a better mare next year. She will stay three miles and is tough and honest.
"I was forcing them along as I wanted it to turn into a staying race. She jumps and stays and she loves that heavy ground.”
(Additional reporting by Gary Carson)
Shesonlyahorse made the long journey down from Lackagh, Co Galway worthwhile for her connections as she took the Ani-Pets Veterinary Clinic Novice Handicap Hurdle under Mark Enright.