Of course Nicky Henderson is no stranger to success, but Brain Power was back on the winning trail having made the switch back to Hurdles.
Twelve months ago, it looked very promising for the 7yo gelding, who bolted up on his debut over fences by as many as 28 lengths at Kempton. However, since then he has struggled with falls and unseats galore, and the Champion Trainer believed reverting back to the smaller obstacles should bring about his best.
That it certainly did, and coming up against some top hurdlers, he landed the International Hurdle at 7/1 beating Silver Streak and Western Ryder. A Champion Hurdle campaign now beckons, to lay it down to stable companion Buveur D'Air.