The horse carries the name of the nurse who looked after Pat Smullen.
Offaly eyes were smiling following the opening race of a twilight meeting at Wolverhampton this evening.
Nurse Dee trained by Richard Fahy and ridden by Laura Pearson stayed on well at 14/1 to win her first race at the 10th time of asking.
Splendidly named by owner Anthony (Roger) O'Callaghan as a gesture towards Rhode jockey Pat Smullen and the nurse who cared for him during his time spent in St.Vincent's Private Hospital in Dublin.
There's a further midlands connection as the filly was bred at Bridgetown Stud in Ballynacarrow, Mullingar, Co.Westmeath.
In a tweet the trainer described it as a "poignant winner" and said that Pat is always in his thoughts.
The real Nurse Dee has also been informed:
Congratulations @RichardFahey and @callaghan_roger Pat was really touched by this gesture & no doubt is celebrating in heaven! I’ve let the human nurse Dee know & she’s delighted- this is for her & all the hardworking nurses in SVPH https://t.co/IzJgWEoowt— Frances Crowley (@francescrowley) January 18, 2021