Golden Ace’s unbeaten run over hurdles continued on Tuesday with an easy victory at Taunton and the Cheltenham Festival may be next for the Jeremy Scott-trained mare.

The six-year-old daughter of Golden Horn was second to Dysart Enos in the G2 mares’ bumper at Aintree last season, and that form has been solidly franked by the continued progress of the winner, who is now three from three over hurdles. Golden Ace has run twice since then, winning back-to-back races at Taunton in the last two months. She is now 10/1 in the betting for the G2 Ryanair Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham on 14 March.

“She got a bit keen part way round, she seems to travel well and her jumping is good, but will need to slicken up if we’re going on to bigger targets,” said Scott on Racing TV after Golden Ace’s latest win.

“We’ve got some fairly lofty ambitions for her and I hope she lives up to them.”

Bred by Meon Valley Stud, Golden Ace is out of the Dubawi mare Deuce Again.