Golden Kite made all the running under an impressive ride by Shane Hassett, coming out on top in the photo finish ending to score a victory in the Ladbrokes.com Munster National Handicap Chase at Limerick.
The Adrian Maguire trained charge managed to hold off the strong challenge of fast finishing Fisher Bridge by just a short head in a photo finish.
It was a gutsy front running display by Golden Kite, whose jumping quality was showcased during the event, giving the duo of trainer Adrian Maguire and jockey Shane Hassett the largest victories of both their careers.
A disappointing display of jumping from Dancing Tornado, with Tony McCoy aboard, had the race favourite only managing a tenth place finish.
Adrian Maguire said after the race, "The horse would burst his heart for you. He loves good, fast ground like he had today and Shane has given him an outstanding ride. The horse jumped super and while there is no immediate plans he could be an Irish National horse in the spring."