Creggs Pipes completed a four-timer with an all-the-way success in the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap at the Galway Festival.

Andrew Slattery's four-year-old filly continues to go from strength to strength, adding a Killarney Listed victory to two big Curragh handicaps earlier this month, and set a strong gallop in the hands of Declan McDonogh.

The 11-2 favourite swung for home with a clear advantage and while her stride did shorten in the final 100 yards, she was still a length and three-quarters clear of Brian Ellison's running-on Top Notch Tonto as they flashed past the post.

A significant rise in class could now await the daughter of Rip Van Winkle, who bagged just over €70,000 in winning prize-money.

Slattery said: "She is a great filly to train and has won her last four now, which is not an ideal preparation for a premier handicap. She's tough and Declan said she didn't handle the track and was hanging.

"She's in the Matron Stakes (Leopardstown, September 10) and we'll probably let her take her chance now. That will probably be her next race. She keeps improving and, while she goes on any ground, she loves soft ground."

He went on: "She loves racing, and if you leave her out in a paddock she will try to come out over the railing. She will be kept in training next year and may go to Royal Ascot.

"We always felt she was a mile-and-a-quarter filly, and she will step up to that trip next year. She has such a high cruising speed that she could make all over five furlongs."