Lovelier came with a strong late run to get off the mark at the third time of asking in the Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Cairn Rouge Stakes at Killarney.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly was ninth on her sole start as a two-year-old and reappeared with a fifth-placed finish at Gowran last month.
Coming forward from that, Wayne Lordan’s mount showed a good attitude when asked to go through a gap from two furlongs out and finished full of running to beat the always-prominent favourite Celestial Object by a length.
Lordan said of the 11-1 winner: “She is a nice filly and had been working well. She ran well in Gowran for Seamie (Heffernan) and he came back in and said he liked her.
“I think he was further back that day than he wanted, but today I travelled around well and she stuck at it well.”
He added: “She is a very easy ride and doesn’t waste any energy and you can put her where you want.
“That was a nice performance and she might step forward again.”