Leading Irish trainer WillieMullins has confirmed that Quevega is roaring ahead of her trip to the Cheltenham Festival for the OLBG Mares Hurdle.
The mare will be looking to make it three consecutive victories in the race and it will be the first time the eight-year-old has been seen on the course this season.
Mullins explained: "She's in great form. She was in terrific form, ready to run, about three weeks ago then just went out of sorts a little bit so I gave her 10 days easy. Now she's back good and strong again.
"I wasn't going to run her - I had her ready so I had nothing to do coming up to Cheltenham other than keep her ticking over. I like to get them ready then if something happens you can give them a bit of a break before building then up totally for the Festival."
Mullins also admitted that there is nothing to worry about when it comes to sending Quevega straight to the Festival and he continued: "I remember two years ago I ran her in a schooling hurdle and she came back lame on the same leg that had her out the previous year and I got her such a fright I said I'd never run her again before the Festival and it seems to work. She takes her training well that way and I'm very pleased with her.
"The breeder told me years ago the family keep improving with age and I can't disagree with him. She's certainly as good as she was anyhow."