Fab four for Quevega

The incredible Quevega recorded her fourth successive victory with another fine display in the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Following the defeat of her stable companion Hurricane Fly in the Champion Hurdle, the eight-year-old was sent off the 4-7 favourite to give trainer Willie Mullins compensation.

In a slowly-run race, Ruby Walsh sat towards the rear but made good ground to take closer order running down the hill.

For a moment turning for home it seemed the gap might never come, but once it did, Quevega quickened up brilliantly to put the race to bed.

A fine leap at the final flight sealed the deal and she careered away up the famous hill to secure a four-length win.

Kentford Grey Lady filled the runner-up spot, with Golden Sunbird third.

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