“I give it a good rattle when I go out, it was a long night in Leighlinbridge, we kept it local.”

You could be forgiven for thinking Jody Townend’s serious injury may have caused reason to tread carefully during her comeback. This couldn’t be further from the truth, however, as she kicked on to land the Connacht Hotel Amateur Rider’s Handicap aboard Great White Shark, and the party went on to the early hours in Carlow.