Honeysuckle has a been a star for the yard over the last two years and on all four of her starts last term had been pretty much faultless by winning twice at Fairyhouse including in the Grade One Hatton's Grace Hurdle, she then narrowly stayed on to take the Irish Champion Hurdle before landing her first Cheltenham festival winner when seeing off Benie Des Dieux in the Mares Hurdle.
Overall the Kenneth Alexander-owned six-year-old has claimed 10 wins in a row, if including her point to point race aswell and this season she has picked up from where she left off.
She headed to Fairyhouse on her seasonal debut in defence of her Hatton's Grace title and in gritty and determined fashion she managed to hold on close to the line.
Her rider Rachael Blackmore believes she has been working well at home and will have improved for her first run, and is hoping she can land back to back renewals of the Irish Champion Hurdle.
The contest on Saturday will dictate what race she will end up in at the Cheltenham festival and off the back of it looks more likely she will go for the Champion Hurdle and having already come in from 16/1 to 10/1, that price again could be shorter by the end of Saturday.