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Owner Rich Ricci Has Tough Call To Make Over Annie Power

"What's on my mind is trying to find her her next race, I think she needs another race. Willie might not, I haven't talked to him about it. "People who know me know I'm in this, as a hobby of course, but to win and compete at the highest level and to try and win the big ones. "The Champion Hurdle is a big one but the World Hurdle is big as well. "But, yes, look, I'd be less than honest if I said if I didn't keep her over hurdles to run in the Champion Hurdle, I'd be silly. And we did, we kept her over hurdles to see if she was a Champion Hurdle horse site web and she's answering all of those questions, but we have to see how it all plays out. "But certainly that was the intent at the beginning of the season and she's done nothing to disprove us - that doesn't mean we'll run there, there's still a reference lot to play for - but yes, absolutely, you want to win the big ones." Ricci was asked whether he felt a bigger field and a faster pace would enable her to be competitive at the shorter distance of the Champion. "I look at the Defy Logic run last year in that Grade Two where he really set a good pace and she really showed a turn of foot," he said. "It wasn't a big field but that gallop suited her.
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