1/3 favourite Daylight Katie looked in trouble after making a bad mistake three out in the Lough Construction Ltd. Irish EBF Mares’ Novice Hurdle, as Jeremys Flame (6/1) loomed up on her outside looking to capitalise on he rival’s error.
The pair had a good tussle to the line but, to her credit, the market leader kept pulling out what was required to score by a length and a quarter, with the first two way clear of the remainder, with Penny Out (16/1) twenty-eight lengths further away in third.
The winning French-bred, a daughter of Bonbon Rose, was making it two from two over hurdles, having shown very good form in mares’ bumpers last season.
"We got a bit of a fright, said winning trainer Gordon Elliott, but she was brave to come back and win after what she did early on in the race.
"At the third last she stopped to a standstill and she definitely lost three or four lengths. To be fair, if she had winged that she probably wouldn't have come off the bridle - he could have sat on her and filled her.
"That's jump racing, you have to jump it and she didn't jump it. Thankfully she is okay.