Rachael Blackmore has been hailed as "awesome" by fellow jockey Hollie Doyle as she summed up the Co Tipperary native's remarkable week at the Cheltenham Festival.

Doyle herself has been breaking record after record on the Flat scene in the UK, while Blackmore displayed her unique talents by becoming the first female to be crowned top jockey at the biggest jumps meeting in the calendar.

Blackmore chalked up six winners, including Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle and Allaho in the Ryanair Chase.

"It's unreal. She's different class, she's awesome," said Doyle.

"I saw a bit of it. I was riding as well, but I managed to catch up on all that was going on.

"It's the equivalent of riding six Royal Ascot winners. She works so hard and she's so talented. Everyone deserves success when it's like that."

Blackmore narrowly missed out on the biggest prize of the week, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, when riding A Plus Tard into second place behind the Jack Kennedy-partnered Minella Indo. 

Hollie Doyle 

"That's racing. It would have been the cherry on the top, but I don't think she'd be walking away complaining too much about that," said Doyle.

"She's on a good run of things and she's getting the right rides. It's great."

Blackmore is pushing title-holder Paul Townend hard in the race to be champion jump jockey in Ireland.

"To be champion jockey, let alone in Ireland, where it's tough for everyone riding as it's dominated by certain trainers and jockeys, would be amazing," said Doyle.

"The cream always rises to the top in the end and in this case it has, definitely."

Surprisingly, the two high-flying female jockeys on either side of the Irish Sea have yet to meet - but both are aware of the other's achievements.

"I've never met her, but obviously I've said well done to her a few times and I've messaged her," said Doyle.