Johnnys Woman stunned followers as she stormed by way of to win the 1.05 at Limerick immediately – her first victory in virtually three years.
The eight-year-old mare attracted some curiosity from punters simply earlier than the beginning of the 2m 6½f race over fences, which noticed her odds fall from from 33-1 to 11-1.
However she was indifferent from the remainder of the runners 5 flights from dwelling, and her mid-race odds with Betfair plummeted to an enormous 1000-1. A complete of £173 was matched at 1000-1, that means Betfair needed to pay out £173,000 on profitable tickets.
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The three-1 favorite Kristian Goingwel regarded sure to cruise by way of approaching the ultimate two fences, however Johnnys Woman made speedy headway on the outer of the pack on the flip for dwelling.
She ended up profitable the Greenmount Equine Hospital Novice Handicap Chase by a size and a half as she answered each name from jockey Gearoid Brouder.
Coach Norman Lee, who relies close to Gort in Co Galway, advised IrishRacing.com: “It’s nice to get that winner. She’s a grand mare and was nicely entitled to win off that weight. She was working off a mark of 73 and claiming 7lb.
“I believe the race fell aside a bit. I advised Gearoid to attend and wait on her and the load may come into calculations on this floor. He gave her an awesome journey.
“She loves the comfortable floor. She’s a sluggish kind of mare however sluggish horses win races in the suitable situations.”
It was Johnnys Woman’s first win since February 2018 as she edged Kristian Goingwel and 7-1 Miracle In Medinah.
In its evaluation of the race, the Racing Publish wrote that Johnnys Woman is “clearly no star”.
She had misplaced by a staggering 252 lengths in her earlier six runs.
Earlier this 12 months, 300-1 shot He Is aware of No Concern turned the biggest-priced winner in British and Irish racing historical past when he gained at Leopardstown.
He broke a long-standing document that had stood since 1990 after Equinoctical’s 250-1 success at Kelso Racecourse.
One fortunate punter in Eire gained near €40,000 with a €100 each-way wager coming by way of.