The Gold Cup ante-post favourite is now as short as 3/1 to win at Cheltenham.
All eyes were on Presenting Percy in his first run of the season and he duly delivered, winning the Galmoy Hurdle.
Davy Russell last won the prestigious race on Lord Windermere in 2014 and barring mishap, could well be on his way to a second triumph, less than a year after he won the Grand National as well.
The eight-year-old has a 100% record at Cheltenham, with previous victories in the 2017 Pertemps and the RSA Chase last year.
With what we saw today, it could take a lot to knock Philip Reynold’s crown jewel off his perch.
Oddschecker spokesman George Elek: “Today always looked more like an opportunity to get a run into Presenting Percy ahead of bigger prizes later on in the season, so the manner of his victory today was certainly impressive.
With some of last year's stars, such as Samcro and Footpad, failing to reach the same heights so far, it was great to see this popular horse is still in great order.”