Echoes In Rain scooted to a wide-margin victory in the Paddy Kehoe Suspended Ceilings Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday.
The Willie Mullins-trained mare was bidding for her second successive victory at Grade 2 level following a comprehensive display at Naas last month and could hardly have been more impressive in the hands of Paul Townend.
Anchored at the rear of the field for much of the two-mile journey, the keen-going five-year-old made ground to move onto the heels of the leaders before the home turn.
While her rivals were hard at work, Echoes In Rain was still full of running early in the straight under a motionless Townend – and once given her head, she readily pulled 15 lengths clear.
Mullins, winning the race for a seventh time from the last eight runnings, also saddled the runner-up M C Muldoon.
He said: “She’s got plenty of talent, but she just needs to settle. She’s settling and learning all the time.
“We didn’t want to bring her to Cheltenham for the Mares’ Hurdle because I thought she might boil over. In better races you can settle her in behind a bit more.
“She’s improving all the time, so we’ll go on to Punchestown now.”
Mullins had three other winners on the card - Janidil in the Grade 1 novice chase, El Barra in the maiden hurdle, and Dark Raven in the closing Tattersalls-sponsored bumper. He also trained a winner at Cork.