Gutsy mare Ask Susan (5m Ask-Sitges, by Bob Back) ran out a four-length hurdle winner at Thurles on Thursday for owner-trainer John Nicholson.
The Ask mare, bred by Godfrey Moylan, won a bumper in December and Nicholson feels she will be even better when going over fences.
"She's tough and I never saw her jump so well. She is a good mare and I think a lot of her. Chasing will be her game and what she does this year is a bonus,” said Nicholson.
"She will come back here for a three-mile race (on March 25). We'll give her a break over the summer after that."