Sunday 11 December 2016

Annie Power to lock horns with My Tent Or Yours and Nichols Canyon at Aintree

Published 05/04/2016 | 10:53

My Tent Or Yours (left) can't keep up with Annie Power in the Champion Hurdle
My Tent Or Yours (left) can't keep up with Annie Power in the Champion Hurdle

Annie Power is the star name among six runners in Thursday's Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle.

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The Willie Mullins-trained eight-year-old became the first mare in 22 years to claim Champion Hurdle glory at last month's Cheltenham Festival and returns to action a shade over three weeks later on the opening day of the Crabbie's Grand National meeting.

Annie Power is reopposed by the second, third and fourth at Cheltenham in Nicky Henderson's My Tent Or Yours, her stable companion Nichols Canyon and the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained The New One, winner of this prize in 2014.

Champion Hurdle ninth Camping Ground and Court Minstrel from Evan Williams' yard complete the field.

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