Willie Mullins’ mare – who is in foal to Camelot – could run her final race in the Mares Champion Hurdle on Saturday after she did not feature in the final entries for Friday’s feature race
ANNIE POWER will not be making her final appearance in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle after she was taken out of the entries.
Mullins’ mare is currently in foal to Camelot and is due to run her final race at Punchestown. She could still run in the Mares Champion Hurdle on Saturday.
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The Closutton handler can still rely on last year’s winner Vroum Vroum Mag, Arctic Fire, Diakali, Ivan Grozny and Wicklow Brave.
Gordon Elliott gives Labaik another chance after the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winner refused to set off with the rest of the field in the Champion Novice Hurdle on Tuesday.
The County Meath handler also saddles Tombstone.
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Finian’s Oscar bids to continue the fine run of the Colin Tizzard team when he puts his 100 per cent record on the line in the Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle.
The exciting five-year-old missed Cheltenham but had no trouble taking his unbeaten run over hurdles to four at Aintree.
He takes on Elliott’s Death Duty, who blotted his copybook when unseating his rider in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham. Elliott also has Runfordave.
Mullins looks to Bacardys, Bleu Berry, Kemboy and Let’s Dance while Warren Greatrex’s The Nipper is the sole British runner in a 10-strong line-up.