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Saturday 16 December 2017

Annie Power seals Mares Champion Hurdle win in style

Annie Power ridden by Ruby Walsh wins he Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown
Annie Power ridden by Ruby Walsh wins he Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares 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|brilliant talents back on home territory.

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.

“Ruby wanted to be bold and jumped out and let her go on. We'll probably give her a break now as she's had a hard enough season,’’ said Mullins.

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