Katie T floors Urticaire for Grade 3 victory
Report: Limerick, Sunday
Kerry Group European Breeders Fund Mares Novice Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m, 4yo+
KATIE T continued her upward curve when coming with a strong late surge to beat odds-on favourite Urticaire.
The Kevin Prendergast-trained five-year-old gained a maiden hurdle victory last month, and stepped up to Graded company fluently under Adrian Heskin.
The Willie Mullins-trained Urticaire had swept round the field and taken up the running before the last, but Paddy Mangan was powerless to stave off the 13-2 shot who won by half a length.
Winning jockey Heskin said: "She's a good filly. The race wasn't run to suit her but she caught them for speed over the last two. She's a very nippy filly and good ground will suit her."