Annie Power romps to success in Mare's Champion Hurdle at Punchestown
Annie Power emphatically returned to winning ways in the Irish Stallion Farm EBF Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchesown.
The Willie Mullins-trained six-year-old's spotless record was ended when second in the World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, but she reminded everyone of her talents back on home territory and back against her own sex.
Sent off the 1-6 favourite back down in trip over two and a quarter miles, Annie Power made all of the running under Ruby Walsh, who extended his advantage at the top of the home straight.
Runner-up Jennies Jewel gave chase, but it was all in vain.