Monday 22 December 2014

Annie Power romps to success in Mare's Champion Hurdle at Punchestown

Published 03/05/2014 | 16:13

Fairyhouse Easter Racing Festival - Sunday 31st March...31 March 2013; Annie Power, with Ruby Walsh up, on the way to winning the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final. Fairyhouse Racecourse, Co. Meath. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE...ABC
Annie Power

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.

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