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HAVINGAGOODTIME: Former Prestbury Park heroine stars at Tipperary

A Cheltenham winner in 2019, Havingagoodtime won only her second race since back across the Irish Sea on Sunday



T4TTNX Havingagoodtime ridden by Rachel Blackmore jumps the last prior to winning The Junior Jumpers Fillies' Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race during day two of the April Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Henry de Bromhead’s Havingagoodtime, who was a former winner at The April Meeting, landed the odds over fences at Tipperary under Darragh O’Keefe on Sunday afternoon.

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The six-year-old mare had three previous starts over the larger obstacles, failing to finish in the places, but she was not to be denied in Munster despite a scare two out.

T3GY49 Jockey Rachael Blackmore celebrates winning the Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Chase during Grand National Thursday of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Rachael Blackmore had won aboard Havingagoodtime on her three previous successes but didn’t partner the mare at Tipperary due to an injury setback

County Waterford’s representative ran out a mammoth 18-length victor in the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle under Rachael Blackmore at the Home Of Jumps Racing in 2019, winning again at Down Royal on her next start two months later.

But her weekend glory was the first time she past the post first since, jumping astutely for most of the two-mile-and-one-furlong trip but making an error with two flights to go, looking to open the door for Jessica Harrington’s Herliers Bay.

However, the daughter of Mount Nelson showed a valiant attitude to rally after the last and won going away to justify her short 8/15 favourtism.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.