T - Willie Mullins
J - Paul Townend
Benie Des Dieux will seek redemption in the Annie Power Mares Champion Hurdle, after falling at the last when clear in the Mares Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
Nicely poised down the side of the course, Ruby Walsh guided the eight-year-old into the lead and came to grief at the final flight in the same fashion that Annie Power (named for this race) did so back in 2015.
Paul Townend jumps aboard now as first jock to Mullins, and should be a cut above these if atoning for her Cheltenham mishap.