Quevega made it an incredible double for the Irish on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival when he cruised to a facile success in the David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle on Tuesday.
Willie Mullins’ mare made it a double on the day for jockey Ruby Walsh and scored by ten lengths after pulling clear on the bridle, rewarding favourite backers at 5/6.
Sparky May battled bravely for second, but she wasn’t in the same league as the winner and a delighted Ruby Walsh explained: "I thought we were a gallop short this year, but she certainly won very easily.
"Ruby loves her and they fire off one another. He rode her with such confidence.
"We entered her in other races but why look for something else when there is a race in Cheltenham you'll be favourite for?
"To me, this was always the plan as the race is tailor-made for her. We might go to Aintree with her now, as she hasn't had too much racing.
"The owners are racing people rather than breeders, so if she's able to gallop next year, I'd imagine she'll come back."
Meanwhile, a delighted Ruby Walsh said: "She's a super mare, she travels super and apart from the last there were no scares.
"She has so much class, she settles a lot better now and lobs away. She's a perfect ride."