Late dash from Quevega seals fourth consecutive Mares’ Hurdle

Quevega proved she is still the best mare in training with another convincing victory in the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Sent off at 4/7, Willie Mullins’ eight-year-old won the race for the fourth time in succession and never looked like losing her unbeaten record in the race.

Ruby Walsh, atoning for the disappointing defeat of Hurricane Fly earlier in the day, was happy to bide his time on Quevega as he held up his charge off a steady pace.

And although there was a wall of horses in front of her turning for home, all eyes were on the scarlet and blue colours Walsh was carrying.

And when the jockey pressed the button the response was typically impressive, Quevega quickening to lead going to the final flight before sprinting away on the run-in to win by four lengths, with Kentford Grey Lady (14/1) staying on to take second place ahead of Golden Sunbird (66/1) in a bunched finish for the minor places.