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.
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.
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.