Trainer Jessica Harrington has announced Magic Of Light will be heading to Cheltenham after winning at Ascot on Saturday.
Last year's Grand National runner-up returned to action for the first time since December 18, and she proved too much for her rivals in the bet365 Mares' Hurdle.
Magic Of Light beat Sensulano with ease on Saturday afternoon, and after winning back-to-back races, Harrington believes her charge is better than ever.
She told reporters: "I was delighted with her. It sounds a funny thing to say because she's nine now, but she does seem to be improving, and Robert (Power) keeps saying she feels stronger than she was last year.
"She did it very well. We were worried about the heavy ground, as last year her improvement seemed to come when we got her on a bit better ground. Now she's a bit stronger, she's obviously coping with testing conditions much better.
"We'll run her somewhere in February, all being well, and then we'll have a go at the Mares' Hurdle in Cheltenham. I don't know if she's good enough to win that, but you'd have to say she's up there with the better mares after her performance yesterday.
"After Cheltenham, roll on the Grand National again."
Article Posted on Sunday 19th January 2020 @ 14.15
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