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Tasleet can sprint to success at York

SPECIAL POWER: Annie Power’s owner Rich Ricci has spoken of the special place in his affections the Champion Hurdle winner will have after she was retired yesterday.Associated with some of National Hunt racing’s biggest names through his link-up with Willie Mullins, Ricci has never been shy of commenting how much Annie Power meant to his wife and family.The nine-year-old mare is already in foal to Derby winner Camelot, and Ricci can at least be thankful she exits stage left still in one piece.Ricci said: “I think of her as a wonderful racemare who produced probably the two most memorable moments in recent Cheltenham history, when she firstly fell at the last in the mares’ race and the following year won the Champion Hurdle.“She will always hold a special place in the affections of myself, Susannah and our family.“We’re lucky that she gets to retire as a Grade One-winning championship mare.”
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Tasleet can make a seamless transition to the role of leading sprinter by winning the Group Two Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York this afternoon. The four-year-old might not be the most[...]

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